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Old 10-22-2004, 11:31 AM   #1
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Problem printing from Gimp

I have a Debian (sarge) box that uses an HP OfficeJet 5500 for printing. I have it set up to use CUPS for printing, and I can print from all apps such as OO or ABI Word. I am having problems getting it to print from EOG and Gimp. I don't really care so much about EOG, but not being able to print from Gimp is a real problem.

Here is what is happening and what I have done so far.

There doesn't seem to be a gimpprint driver for the 5500 that I have been able to find so I have the model set to PostScript Level 2. I have imported the correct .ppd file for the 5500 and given Gimp the path to it in the PPD File box in Gimp's Printer Setup. What happens when I try to print is really strange. Depending on the size of the file I am trying to print the printer spooler icon may or may not appear briefly. The job then shows up in the CUPS web admin interface as completed, and the cups error log shows no obvious errors such as commands not being found or anything like that, but nothing prints.

Has anyone ever run across something like this?


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