Re: Problem with Cups/Xsane printer - Fixed
On Sun, Jun 25, 2006 at 11:18:14AM -0400, Thomas H. George wrote:
> The situation after recent Etch dist-upgrades of Xsane and Cups:
> The following Cups commands
> lp -d br printtest.txt
> lpr -P br printtest.txt
> work where br is defined by Cups as a Brothers HL-730 laser printer on
> the lan attached to a Sarge box. The lp command reports a job number,
> the lpr command does not.
> If I enter the first of the above commands in the Xsane
> Preferences/Setup/Copy/Command line and try to copy I get a broken pipe
> If I enter the second of the above commands in the Xsane
> Preferences/Setup/Copy/Command line and try to copy I get garbage -
> i.e. the printer prints pages of random characters. Apparently
> ghostscript is bypassed.
> I also have an HP DeskJet 6540 on the lan attached to an Etch box. It
> was the default printer. The recent Etch dist-upgrade of Cups reassigned
> its address to usb://HP/Deskjet%206500?serialMY59M4Q1PW049X and reports
> the default printer formerly known as hp as failed. Nonetheless the
> commands lp and lpr printtest.txt work as describe above.
> If I run Xsane Copy with the default "new printer" - the only printer
> shown after the upgrade - it uses the HP Deskjet.
> Bottom Line: I can't use my Brothers printer with xsane and I can't
> customize the setup of the HP Deskjet.
> If anyone has had any luck defining printers in the Xsane
> Preferences/Setup/Copy/Command line I would appreciate help in resolving
> my problem.
> Tom George
After this morning's dist-upgrade (June 27) the lpr -P br command works
though multiple copies produced blank pages after the fourth copy.
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