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Old 08-07-2005, 09:43 PM   #1
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Network Printer prints blank sheet as last page


Hello:

I'm running Fedora Core 2 (kernel 2.6.10-1.771_FC2).

I have the Fedora computer hooked up to a small network at home.

Also on the network is an HP2600 printer. You can print to this printer from any computer on the network (it has its own network connection).

I can print to this printer just fine from Fedora - I run AbiWord as the word processor.

However, when I print a small document (less than 1 page), the document comes out of the printer, then the printer ejects a blank page.

I put the blank page back in the IN tray of the printer, but this is a pain.

I don't have this problem under Windows 2000.

Any ideas?

--Jim
 
Old 08-08-2005, 01:49 PM   #2
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Probably a driver issue. Are you using the PostScript drivers for this? (Most network printers handle postscript fine, IIRC).
 
Old 08-08-2005, 04:27 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply, David.

I'm a newbie, how do I tell if I have "Postscript drivers"?

--Jim
 
Old 08-08-2005, 08:29 PM   #4
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If you're using cups, you can use your standard printer management tool or go to localhost:631 with a webbrowser.
 
Old 08-08-2005, 10:58 PM   #5
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Well, now I've got it really screwed up.

localhost:631 worked. I went and downloaded a PPD file for my HP2610 printer. I wasn't sure what to do with it, however.

I fiddled around using the printer management tool, and now when I try and print, I get a page single page with something like:

%!PS-Adobe-3.0 %RBINumCopies: xxxxx

And a lot of other meaningless garbage.

Before, my printer worked fine (color and all), except it just had an extra blank page.

Now, it doesn't work at all from Linux. :-(

I'd be happy if it was back the way it was, but I can't remember how I got it that way to begin with.
 
  


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