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Re: new colour printer only uses black and white

On Wed, 2004-11-03 at 10:19, Dave Howorth wrote:
> I'm a lucky boy! We just installed a new HP4650dn colour laserjet. 
> Almost everything seems good but it is printing in monochrome from my 
> Debian box (mostly!).
> It's a network printer that replaces a previous one (a QMS magicolor 
> 2200). I use CUPS and I've added the HP. I can still print as before in 
> colour to the QMS. I can print to the HP but it comes out in b&w, 
> including: CUPS test page, mozilla, gvim, acroread, gv, lpr from the 
> command line. BUT ... gimp prints in colour. All the other boxen in the 
> room seem to have no trouble printing in colour (Suse, OS X, even W2K in 
> a VMware cage)
> I've looked at every control panel and dialog box I can find and 
> searched the CUPS user manual but can't find the problem. If anybody has 
> any clues, I would much appreciate it.

Have you tried running gtklp? That application will setup the default
settings for the CUPS printer. It may be that your default settings are
setup for black and white. The reason why Gimp works is probably because
you are using the Gimp-Print cups printer driver and that means that the
Gimp is capable of doing all the settings needed by itself.

 o)      Derek Wueppelmann                 (o
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