First of all: Sorry, I never saw your problems before.
Pierre Patino wrote:
Two hours of RFM and Google and I can't solve these:
1) I can't print from the gimp -> tons of blank pages. Even after
turning accounting off in /etc/foomatic/filter.conf
Looks like you are printing raw data. Have a closer look at
the logfiles: /var/log/cups/error_log
Maybe "debug" for more verbose information in the logfile is
necessary. In this case set option in file /etc/cups/cupsd.conf
and do a "rccups force-reload" as root.
2) No print quality choices (plain paper, grayscale,
color, high quality color, photo etc) on any other application (OO,
Did you install your printer as a "raw queue" or as a
filtered one (= with PPD file)?
If the PPD file is missing (= /etc/cups/ppd/<<queuename>>.ppd )
then reinstall the PPD file (and optional set your page size
in one step):
lpadmin -p <<queue>> -P \
If this fails, have a closer look at the cups logfiles (see above).
The printer is HP Photosmart P1000 which worked very
very very very very
well under my old SuSE 8.2 system with absolutely no need to download
anything from the web.
If you just copied your printer configuration from old SuSE 8.2
then this is the problem. Permissions/Ownership and number of
options in the config files have changed.
I've got both a foomatic_hpijs queue and a
CUPS-GIMP queue which test well.
Means that this is not a CUPS specific problem, as CUPS is already
printing pages with your new configuration for the test pages. You
should search your problem more in the gimp package suite, in this
In a possible answer to #2, do I have to create a
queue for every
single print quality choice? I never had to do that before!
I doubt that this helps. There is something weird in your current
In doubt, I would re-install the whole printing system.
Any help from a printing veteran?
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