printer emits postscript

Michael Hennebry hennebry at
Wed Aug 11 19:46:57 UTC 2010

On Wed, 11 Aug 2010, Robert G. (Doc) Savage wrote:

> On Wed, 2010-08-11 at 13:13 -0500, Michael Hennebry wrote:
>> The printer is putting postscript-shaped ink onto the paper,
>> Usually, it blackens one line before going on to the next page.
>> The few legible lines are postscript.
>> I suppose that means the driver is emitting the wrong PS code.
>> The printer worked, eventaully, with Fedora 11.
>> I forget the details of the struggle.

> This looks like a case of not selecting the correct driver when setting
> up the printer. When I look at the HP printer drivers menu in F13 I see
> two entries for the HP Photosmart C3100 series. Are you using one of
> those drivers? Have you tried the other?

The only actual option I remember was whether or not to specify a ppd file.
On my second attempt, I did so.
To be sure, I'll check when I get home.
We are discussing the GUI available through localhost:ipp_port, correct?

Assuming I ever get it to work, I'll like to know whether
there was a way to tell how to do it right the first time.
It's not always the printer, but it's always something.

Michael   hennebry at
"Pessimist: The glass is half empty.
Optimist:   The glass is half full.
Engineer:   The glass is twice as big as it needs to be."

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