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Re: suse 9.3, gimp printing, HPLIP

  • Subject: Re: suse 9.3, gimp printing, HPLIP
  • From: Rick <none@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 26 Feb 2006 18:35:24 GMT
  • Newsgroups: alt.os.linux.suse, comp.os.linux.misc
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On Sun, 26 Feb 2006 17:52:43 +0000, Roy Schestowitz wrote:

> __/ [ Rick ] on Sunday 26 February 2006 17:39 \__
>> After using CUPS to delete the printer installed when I installed Suse
>> 9.3 I have used CUPS (cups-1.1.23-7.2) to install an HP Deskjet 5740
>> printer using hplip-0.9.4-0.1 and hplip-hpijs-0.9.4-0.1.  The printer is
>> using the HP Deskjet 5740 Foomatic/hpijs (recommended) driver
>> When I try to print from GIMP, it does not print the graphic, it prints
>> text (%!PS-Adobe %%Creator: Print plug-in V4.2 for Gimp-Print 4.2.7
>> ...).
>> I had installed Suse 9.3 previously and was able to print using GIMP,
>> but I let Suse set up the printer on the install.
>> I can print the printer test page, and from other apps.
>> Can anyone give me pointers on getting GIMP to print properly?
>> Any and all help appreciated.
> It seems likely that a certain plug-ins clings onto your GIMP
> installation. This plug-ins appears to attempt sending of PostScript to
> the printer as means of saving precious bandwidth. This is not what you
> are after because no vector graphics are involved. I suggest you have a
> look at the plug-in in question and attempt to uninstall it. Otherwise,
> consider uninstalling and re-installing the GIMP so that it runs without
> any plug-ins which have been bound to the SuSE distribution.
> http://gimp.org/unix/
> Hope it provides some useful information despite my lack of confidence
> about this...
I removed the only plugin I saw (CMYK). No joy. I looked around some more,
and found a reference to removing -oraw. I did that, and GIMP printed

BUT, how would a newbie know to do that? (Rhetorical :-)


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