Re: new colour printer only uses black and white
Jeff Self wrote:
We've got an HP Color Laser 4650dn as well. I can print in color from
my Debian desktop system. What driver are you using? I'm using the HP
Color LaserJet 4600 Foomatic/Postscript (recommended) driver.
Thanks for this.
Where does that appear? I just added the printer again using the CUPS
web interface. The only page that looks relevant asks for "Model/Driver
for hp4650dn_new" and the options it lists are:
HP DeskJet Series CUPS v1.1. (en)
HP LaserJet Series CUPS v1.1. (en)
HP New DeskJet Series CUPS v1.1. (en)
There's no 'browse' or 'have disk' box. I guess at this point in the
conversation, versions are appropriate :) I'm running woody. synaptic
says I have cupsys 1.1.14-5 but no cupsys-driver-gimpprint or,
interestingly, foomatic-bin or foomatic-db. Who knew they existed?
foomatic isn't listed as a dependency or suggestion and IIRC didn't come
up in the installation.
Anyway, after installing them I now have a much longer list of printers
but it still doesn't include anything like a Color LaserJet 4600
Foomatic/Postscript. Do you know where it comes from?
And let me plug OS X's Rendezvouz technology. My ibook "found" the
4650dn on its own. Never had to install drivers for it or anything.
Big plus using "Rendezvouz" or "ZeroConf" technology. Can't wait to see
this get implemented more in Linux.
I was impressed by that too :)
And SuSE and Windows both were a reasonable install. It's just Debian
that's giving me grief. For another example, even though the CUPS manual
lists three possible commands to restart the daemon, Debian uses
something different and doesn't provide a man page to document it.
I was also impressed that from the printer's web interface, I could
place an order for more consumables.