I have three standalone systems all with cupsys, cupsomatic, cupsys-bsd,
cupsys-driver-gimpprint, gimp1.2, gimp1.2-print and kdelibs3-cups:
Debian Woody, 2.4.18 kernel with HP Deskjet 940c, Foomatic+hpijs
Debian Woody, 2.4.18 kernel with Brother HL-730, Foomatic+hl7x0
Debian Testing, 2.4.20 kernel with Epson Stylus Color 860,
CUPS+GIMP-print v4.2.2-pre2 (mine)
The problem: Printing a simple ASCII file (printtest) from a terminal.
The results of lp printtest are as follows:
Brother HL-730: OK. Prints the
file with no problems.
HP Deskjet 940c: Ejects a blank
Epson Stylus Color 860: Nothing. There is an error in
(See previous posting, Gimp Print Problem
All of these printers print the test pattern from a terminal:
All of these printers print perfectly from kde.
History: I am weening my daughter and grandsons from Windows 98 with
its perpetual problems. I chose kde to give them something similar to
Windows and this is when my troubles began. I found I had to install
cupsomatic and kdelibs3-cups get their printers to work. This is fine
since they never switch from X windows to a terminal but I do. After
dpkg --purge lprng, lpr, and magicfilter and installing cupsys-bsd I am
able to use the Brother HL-730 but not the other two printers.
I would appreciate any assistance with this problem