Reverse Question - FC2 Prints over network perfectly, Windows XP does not
james at westexe.demon.co.uk
Tue Aug 24 16:41:10 UTC 2004
Berg, Ivan Michael (Ivan) wrote:
> This is actually a reverse problem, in that all works fine printing to a
> shared printer from my Fedora Core 2 box, but when printing locally to
> the printer from WinXP, the printer produces horizontal lines!
> Now, all used to be fine printing locally from WinXP to my old school
> BJ200, with occasional horizontal lines fixed by cleaning the printer or
> replacing the cartridge. Now, imagine my surprise when I print from my
> FC2 box, and it prints flawlessly 100% of the time!
> Every application in WinXP (Word, Firefox, Excel, etc.) now has trouble
> printing locally with horizontal lines. Why does FC2 work fine printing
> to the same exact printer over the network? Doesn't it eventually use
> the same BJ200 Windows driver that seems to be having issues?
Erm ... no. Not as I understand it.
Turning the print job into whatever the printer understands is done by
the computer that wants to print. So XP will be doing the GDI -> BJ200,
while Fedora will be doing the whatever -> Postscript -> BJ200.
> Windows XP SP2 with latest Canon BJ200 driver - shared on network
So that driver comes from Canon; it's not one that comes with WinXP?
So you're getting regular horizontal lines? Or are they irregular? Do
you get the rest of your print job "behind" them?
Does the printer emulate anything else? How about trying a BJ-100
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