[Xprint] Xprint and Canon

Roland Mainz roland.mainz at nrubsig.org
Thu Jun 24 11:22:13 EDT 2004


"Reinfried O. PETER" wrote:
> >> Peter Macarthur wrote:
> >> > (...)
> >> > What is the output of xplsprinters?
> >
> > Peter:
> > I am not sure whether "xplsprinters" is really usefull in this case...
> > :)
> >
> >> # ./xplsprinters
> >> ./xplsprinters:  no printers found for printer spec "".
> >> (...)
> >
> > Erm... normally the XPSERVERLIST environment variable should be setup.
> 
> ok, there was a problem because this was set in two scripts
> different (so I had an old value at command line)
> 
> > Which desktop do you use ? OpenWindows, CDE, Gnome, KDE ?
> 
> CDE

Same as my configuration...

[snip]
> >> > b1. print to file
> >> > b2. run ps2ps over the file
> >>
> >> I get an error:
> >>
> >> (...)
> > Can you please attach the PostScript job to your reply that we can have
> > a look at it (gzip'ed or bzip2'ed) ?
> 
> ok, is attached: mozilla.ps.gz
> 5 pages at HP, 1 page at Canon

That page prints perfectly here (Solaris 2.8/SPARC) and "ps2ps", "gv"
and the KDE PostScript viewer on SuSE8.2 show five pages without
problems. Something weired is going on... very weired... ;-(

At least I have a testcase now which I can show the CUPS people on the
LinuxTag (http://www.linuxtag.de/) on Friday... ;-/

> >> > b3. send the output of ps2ps to /usr/bin/lp
> >> > b4. how many pages do you get?
> >>
> >> because of the error:
> >> 1 empty page on each of the printers
> >>
> >> >
> >> > c1. print using xphelloworld
> >> > c2. how many pages do you get with it?
> >> >
> >>
> >> # xphelloworld -printer canon
> >> xphelloworld:  no printers found for printer spec "canon"
> >>
> >> So maybe i've misconfigurated something?
> >
> > See above - XPSERVERLIST isn't set... ;-(
> 
> ok,
> # ./xphelloworld -printer canon
> returns me 1 page with "hello world from X11 print system"

Umpf... peter's idea was great except one minor flaw... the
"xphelloworld" tool only prints one page... ;-(

OK... last test before I have to start the preparation of my LinuxTag
visit:
Remove the "GISWxprintglue" package, install the "GISWxprint" package
(the one which comes with it's own version of the Xprint server
("GISWxprintglue" uses the version shipped with Solaris
("/usr/openwin/bin/Xprt"))) and bump the resolution from 300DPI to
600DPI as you did before... does that change anything ?

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Bye,
Roland

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