[cups.general] WinXP Adobe driver bug

Helge Blischke h.blischke at srz.de
Fri Jan 7 05:21:52 PST 2005

Mr E_T wrote:
> Ive discovered that the adobe postscript printer driver has a very annoying bug.
> It out puts several "print" lines in the file. - this is one of them -
> statusdict begin (%%[ ProductName: ) print product print ( ]%%)= flush end
> it corrupts the printout produced by ghostscript.
> by putting -sstdout=/dev/null in the gs command line inside the ppd file for the printer fixes the problem.
> now I get a perfect printout each time.

I don't think that this is a bug - it is a feature by design.
Print monitors on Win systems use this sort of feedback if the printer
is connected
by a bidrectional channel.


Helge Blischke
SRZ Berlin | Firmengruppe besscom
tel: +49 30 75301-360

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