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Old 04-11-2004, 12:13 AM   #1
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Mandrake 10 prints blank page with "a" character on startup with HP LaserJet1200

I've got a fresh install of Mandrake 10.0 community. Everything works great, detected all the hardware and such. There is a quirk with it however, whereby on every startup a single page with a single "a" character is printed on my HP laserjet 1200. I have the printer connected to my PC through the parallel port. Does anyone know how to correct this? I wonder if Mandrake is trying to detect new hardware and spoofs something on the printer. THanks.
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I can't help, but I can confirm that annoyance on a HPLJ 6MP and one other printer issue:

If you use the printer as a network printer, the driver somehow only allows what I can best describe as 'outline print' on the fonts when printing from other machines in the network. What I mean by that is that the characters have a narrow dark outline and are filled wth a lighter grey tinted colour.

Very annoying and hard to figure out how to get rid of....

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same with the hp deskjet 970cxi


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