printer emits postscript

Michael Hennebry hennebry at
Wed Aug 11 21:26:25 UTC 2010

On Wed, 11 Aug 2010, Dale Dellutri wrote:

> 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
> interface?

I'll try it.
Now that you mention it, I think it's even what I did last time.
Still, 'twould be nice to know WTF happend this time.

Michael   hennebry at
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