printer emits postscript

Dale Dellutri daledellutri at
Wed Aug 11 20:16:42 UTC 2010

On Wed, Aug 11, 2010 at 2:46 PM, Michael Hennebry <
hennebry at> wrote:

> 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?
> Thanks.
> 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.

Wouldn't it be best to install hplip and then install the printer from that

Dale Dellutri
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