Re: Printer Problems
A further update. I started double checking everything. I proofread
mime.convs and mime.types again, then ran dpkg -l|grep -i cups and
started running debsums with the "a" option which I hadn't used before.
debsums -as cupsys
debsums: checksum mismatch cupsys file /etc/cups/cupsd.conf
debsums -as libcupsys2
debsums: checksum mismatch libcupsys2 file /etc/cups/client.conf
Next I tried apt-get --reinstall install cupsys and then repeating
debsums -as cupsys with the same result as above.
What might I do to correct these mismatches?
PS I removed both my printer definitions and re-installed lp with the
CUPS+GIMP-print v4.2.2-pre2 driver. It still doesn't work from a
terminal - same old error - but I found that I could open the
/etc/cups/ppd/lp.ppd file with mozilla and print it! I used the
printout to double check against the ppd lines in the last message.
With this workaround I presumably can print any file I want but its awkward.
For example, I can't print a message directly from mutt.
On Thu, Feb 06, 2003 at 09:23:36PM -0500, Jerome Acks Jr wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 06, 2003 at 09:58:31AM -0500, Thomas H. George wrote:
> This latter is the one I use with my Epson 860 without having errors
> you report.
> > *PPD-Adobe: "4.3"
> > *%PPD file for CUPS/GIMP-print.
> > *%Copyright 1993-2001 by Easy Software Products, All Rights Reserved.
> > *%This PPD file may be freely used and distributed under the terms of
> > *%the GNU GPL.
> > *FormatVersion: "4.3"
> > *FileVersion: "4.2.2-pre2"
> > *LanguageVersion: English
> > *LanguageEncoding: ISOLatin1
> > *PCFileName: "escp2-860.ppd"
> > *Manufacturer: "EPSON"
> > *Product: "(GIMP-print v4.2.2-pre2)"
> > *ModelName: "escp2-860"
> > *ShortNickName: "EPSON Stylus Color 860"
> > *NickName: "EPSON Stylus Color 860, CUPS+GIMP-print v4.2.2-pre2"
> > *PSVersion: "(3010.000) 550"
> > *LanguageLevel: "2"
> > *ColorDevice: True
> > *DefaultColorSpace: RGB
> *FileSystem: False
> *LandscapeOrientation: Plus90
> *TTRasterizer: Type42
> *cupsVersion: 1.1
> *cupsModelNumber: "16"
> *cupsManualCopies: True
> *cupsFilter: "application/vnd.cups-raster 100 rastertoprinter"
> *cupsFilter: "application/vnd.cups-command 33 commandtoepson"
> *OpenUI *PageSize: PickOne
> *OrderDependency: 10 AnySetup *PageSize
> *DefaultPageSize: Letter
> The error you reported in prior email thread is a typical ghostscript
> error that results if you try to display a nonpostscript file. It
> seems that the cups filter is not converting your text file to
> postscript before passing it to gs-esp. That sound like a mime
> definition problem, but we already checked the cups mime definitions.
> Just on a lark, do you get the same error with "lpr printtest" and
> "lpr -p printtest"?