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Old 02-23-2008, 06:40 AM   #1
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slackware printing cups/ghostscript


Hello,

I cannot print with my HP Laserjet 1600 and I need some help since this is my first printer...

Slackware ver: current
Printer: USB

What I have done:

1. Went on linuxprinting.org and got the driver, untar and make
make comes up with:

Code:
ERROR: /invalidfont in findfont
Operand stack:
   Courier@0   --nostringval--   Courier   Font   Courier   837889   Courier   --nostringval--   Courier   NimbusMonL-Regu
Execution stack:
   %interp_exit   .runexec2   --nostringval--   --nostringval--   --nostringval--   2   %stopped_push   --nostringval--   --nostringval--   --nostringval--   false   1   %stopped_push   1   3   %oparray_pop   1   3   %oparray_pop   1   3   %oparray_pop   1   3   %oparray_pop   .runexec2   --nostringval--   --nostringval--   --nostringval--   2   %stopped_push   --nostringval--   --nostringval--   3   4   %oparray_pop   4   4   %oparray_pop   --nostringval--   --nostringval--   --nostringval--   --nostringval--   --nostringval--   --nostringval--   false   1   %stopped_push   7   5   %oparray_pop   --nostringval--   --nostringval--   --nostringval--   1   -1   1   --nostringval--   %for_neg_int_continue
Dictionary stack:
   --dict:1120/1686(ro)(G)--   --dict:0/20(G)--   --dict:103/200(L)--   --dict:59/120(L)--   --dict:47/65(ro)(G)--   --dict:1120/1686(ro)(G)--
Current allocation mode is local
Last OS error: 2
ESP Ghostscript 815.04: Unrecoverable error, exit code 1
make: [manual.pdf] Error 1 (ignored)
if I do another make its pops no error and I can finish the install but obviously there is something wrong..

I have ghostscript-8.61-i486-1 and ghostscript-fonts-std-8.11-noarch-1 installed but I tried with the old package in the 12.0 version as well(same result)

2. I have set up the printer using CUPS, using the usb port and the 2 drivers available+ the one ppd file there is in the drivers directory I downloaded and it wont print

one of the things I noticed is that ig a open a pdf file with gs or kghostscript there are NO fonts JUST images

any ideas?

Thank you

Nick
 
Old 02-23-2008, 08:26 AM   #2
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Slackware current has allready the latest driver from hplip.

You don't need to compile anything, just setup the printer with cups. Re-install hplip
 
Old 02-23-2008, 09:12 AM   #3
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Slackware current has allready the latest driver from hplip.

You don't need to compile anything, just setup the printer with cups. Re-install hplip
Thanks for the reply

I tried running hp-setup but I get this

Quote:
error: No devices found.Please make sure your printer is properly connected and powered-on.
 
Old 02-23-2008, 10:26 AM   #4
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For some reason hp-setup and the other hp tools are not working under current, although printing works fine. Set up the printer from the CUPS web interface as ludist suggested.

enter this in the browser address bar to get the CUPS web interface:
Code:
http://localhost:631/admin?op=add-printer

Last edited by Eternal_Newbie; 02-23-2008 at 10:32 AM.
 
Old 02-23-2008, 10:36 AM   #5
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For some reason hp-setup and the other hp tools are not working under current, although printing works fine. Set up the printer from the CUPS web interface as ludist suggested.

enter this in the browser address bar to get the CUPS web interface:
Code:
http://localhost:631/admin?op=add-printer
I did do that adn the printer appears fine and operating... the pages go to the queue and appear completed... it doent print anything though... not even an empty page
 
Old 02-23-2008, 01:47 PM   #6
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Just checked Linuxprinting.org and it recommends the foo2hp driver. Are you using this, it that the one you had trouble compiling? Apparently hplip doesn't support the LaserJet 1600 at all.
http://openprinting.org/show_printer..._LaserJet_1600

Last edited by Eternal_Newbie; 02-23-2008 at 01:51 PM.
 
Old 02-23-2008, 02:50 PM   #7
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Just checked Linuxprinting.org and it recommends the foo2hp driver. Are you using this, it that the one you had trouble compiling? Apparently hplip doesn't support the LaserJet 1600 at all.
http://openprinting.org/show_printer..._LaserJet_1600
Yeah thats the one I have been having trouble compiling..
from what I saw on google it seems to be a ghostscript issue but I cant find a solution anywhere :S
 
Old 02-25-2008, 08:06 PM   #8
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thank you for all your help

the solution was provided by:

http://www.linuxpackages.net/forum/v...66d26c00bc0098

a simple upgradepkg --reinstall ap/ghostscript-fonts-std-8.11-noarch-1.tgz did the trick

Thanks again

Nick
 
  


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