ALT Linux Bugzilla – Full Text Bug Listing
|Summary:||gutenprint from gimp doesn't work for okipage 8w Lite|
|Product:||[Distributions] Branch 4.0||Reporter:||Ivan Zakharyaschev <email@example.com>|
|Component:||gimp-plugin-gutenprint||Assignee:||Valery Inozemtsev <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Status:||CLOSED WONTFIX||QA Contact:||Q.A. 4.0 <email@example.com>|
4.0.3 -- ftp://ftp.altlinux.ru/pub/distributions/ALTLinux/4.0/Desktop/4.0.3/iso/altlinux-4.0.3-lite-i586-install_ru-cd.iso How to reproduce: I opened an image in gimp: $ gimp /usr/share/themes/ALTLinux-Lite/splash.png , selected in menu "File" > "Print with Gutenprint", then tried to setup it for the printer. The real printer is "okipage 8w Lite". Such a printer wasn't present in the list of guteprint, so I selected "okipage 8p". Then I proceeded to print the image. The new job appeared in the print queue (lpq), but the printer did nothing. A few minutes passed, and the job disappeared from the queue. Workaround: print the image from gqview. (Simple "lp" is not that convenient because it's more difficult to select the zoom and position in command line.)
I recalled that when configuring CUPS, I was able to select the correct model of the printer. So, it's not a model completely unknown to the world of GNU/Linux. /etc/cups/ppd/oki.ppd reads: *FormatVersion: "4.3" *FileVersion: "1.1" *LanguageVersion: English *LanguageEncoding: ISOLatin1 *PCFileName: "OKI4W.PPD" *Manufacturer: "Okidata" *Product: "(Okipage 8w Lite)" *cupsVersion: 1.0 *cupsManualCopies: True *cupsModelNumber: 2 *cupsFilter: "application/vnd.cups-postscript 0 foomatic-rip" *%pprRIP: foomatic-rip other *ModelName: "Okidata Okipage 8w Lite" *ShortNickName: "Okidata Okipage 8w Lite oki4w" *NickName: "Okidata Okipage 8w Lite Foomatic/oki4w (recommended)" etc. So, gutenprint could also suggest an exact option for this printer. But this comment is not essential: I doubt that the problem comes from an incorrect model specification in gutenprint's menu. I believe that simply gutenprint doesn't work well.
(In reply to comment #0) > Workaround: print the image from gqview. (Simple "lp" is not that convenient because it's more difficult to select the zoom and position in > command line.) But still (gqview or whatever else), printing through the driver which is included in the distro is very bad: https://bugzilla.altlinux.org/show_bug.cgi?id=17558 .
$ rpm -qa '*guten*' libgutenprint-5.0.2-alt1.M40.1 gutenprint-foomatic-5.0.2-alt1.M40.1 gutenprint-5.0.2-alt1.M40.1 gimp-plugin-gutenprint-5.0.2-alt1.M40.1 $