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Old 11-20-2004, 12:49 PM   #1
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Printer problem

Got a nice Epson Stylus R300 printer
Software: slack-10 with a.o:
After removal of gimp-print-4.2.6 and install of
gimp-print-5.0.0-beta2 I can now print images from Gimp.
Printing from OO is no go:
I [20/Nov/2004:19:11:28 +0100] Adding end banner page "none" to job 39.
I [20/Nov/2004:19:11:28 +0100] Job 39 queued on 'EpsonR300' by 'mike'.
E [20/Nov/2004:19:11:28 +0100] Unable to convert file 0 to printable format for job 39!
I [20/Nov/2004:19:11:28 +0100] Hint: Do you have ESP Ghostscript installed?
I [20/Nov/2004:19:11:28 +0100] Hint: Try setting the LogLevel to "debug".

Installed this printer via localhost:631 with CUPS and gimp-print-5.0.0-beta2
Any idea to solve this is most welcome!
Old 11-20-2004, 05:33 PM   #2
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Try installing some other stuff like foomatic-filters,ijs,epsoneplijs.
Old 12-12-2004, 03:55 PM   #3
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You've probably got your problem fixed by now, but I had a similar printing problem, with the same error-question in /var/log/cups/error.log about "Do you have ESP Ghostscript installed".

I uninstalled and reinstalled the espgs package from Slackware Current and the printer works fine again. I was glad to learn how to turn on cups's debug log, which correctly identified the problem for me right away. Wish I had done this first, 'cause I had spent half a day turning the cups daemon on and off, uninstalling and reinstalling gimp-print, uninstalling and reinstalling my printer both with the browser interface and with KDE's print utility, etc., etc.

For others who may need to know this, you can get a debug log for cups this way:

<< Edit /etc/cups/cupsd.conf (or wherever this configuration file is installed in your case) to have the line "LogLevel debug" there. Then restart your CUPS daemon ["/etc/rc.d/rc.cups start" for slackware]...

Now print a job. Watch what is written to your CUPS error log. It normally sits in /var/log/cups/error_log. In debug level, nearly every action of the CUPS daemon is logged. You can see which filters and backends are called in which order. Very often you'll get a hint about what is missing for the print job to succeed. >>

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Old 01-01-2005, 11:37 AM   #4
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I had the exact same problem... All you do is just install the ESP Ghostscript package, found here in slackware

installpkg espgs-7.07.1-i486-2
(i restarted cups again with /etc/rc.d/rc.cups restart )

print again, all works fine now =)


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