CUPS

Ian Molton imolton at clara.net
Fri Sep 21 17:33:11 PDT 2001


Do we have any cups experts here?

if so, can anyone help me solve this one?

I have gs 7.00 and it seems to work just fine.

If I pass -sDRIVER=bj10 -sMEDIA=A4 (or similar, I dont remember to closely)
to gs, it produces output I can pipe to the printer. (albeit with crummy
halftoning).

however, cups appears to be getting lost somewhere. It spools the files,
but appears not to process or print them.

here are the details from cups:

 Job 6 queued on 'BJ210' by 'ian'.
 I [19/Sep/2001:16:34:05 +0000] Started filter /usr/lib/cups/filter/pstops
 (PID 10486) for job 6.
 I [19/Sep/2001:16:34:05 +0000] Started filter
 /usr/lib/cups/filter/ps2gs2raw.bin (PID 10487) for job 6.
 I [19/Sep/2001:16:34:05 +0000] Started backend
 /usr/lib/cups/backend/parallel (PID 10488) for job 6.
 E [19/Sep/2001:16:34:05 +0000] PID 10487 stopped with status 2!

 This looks like its trying to call a nonexistant utility in order to
print.

 here is the ppd (abbreviated):

 *FormatVersion: "4.3"
 *FileVersion:   "1.0"
 *LanguageVersion: English
 *LanguageEncoding: ISOLatin1
 *PCFileName:    "bjet10.ppd"
 *Manufacturer:  "ESP"
 *Product:       "(CUPS v1.0)"
 *cupsManualCopies: True
 *cupsVersion: 1.0
 *cupsFilter: "application/vnd.cups-postscript 0 ps2gs2raw.bin"
 *cupsGsOptions: -sDEVICE=bj10e -sMEDIA=A4
 *ModelName:     "Canon BJ-10 Series"
 *ShortNickName: "Canon BJ-10 Series"
 *NickName:      "Canon BJ-10 Series CUPS v1.0"
 *PSVersion:     "(2017.000) 0"
 *LanguageLevel: "2"
 *ColorDevice:   False
 *FileSystem:    False
 *Throughput:    "1"
 *LandscapeOrientation: Plus90
 *VariablePaperSize: False
 *TTRasterizer:  Type42

I changed the above, but it didnt work (it appears not to pass the
cupsGsOptions options), and postscript came out briefly, then it stopped.

anyhow, if anyone knows whassup, let me know.

also, if anyone knows of a bjc250 ppd, thatd be handy, but I know its bj10
compatible, so this should work (and the bj10 option in gs 7 *DOES* produce
good output.)
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