[cups.general] WinXP Adobe driver bug
troll at arach.net.au
Fri Jan 7 06:02:15 PST 2005
On Friday 07 January 2005 21:21, Helge Blischke wrote:
> 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.
Either way - without the modification to the ppd file - my printouts were screwed.
They are the postscript drivers recommended by cups and samba.
This modification may be necessary in all ppds's
regs MR E_T
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