[cups.general] Epson SP R300 only prints from GIMP

Till Kamppeter till.kamppeter at gmx.net
Fri Jan 7 11:36:17 PST 2005

You also have to install foomatic-filters


ben paley wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm running FreeBSD 5.3 Stable. Installed I have 
> cups-       The Common UNIX Printing System: Metaport to install
> cups-base- The Common UNIX Printing System: headers, libs, &
> cups-lpr-   The CUPS BSD and system V compatibility binaries (lp*
> cups-pstoraster-7.07_3 GNU Postscript interpreter for CUPS printing to
> libgnomecups-0.1.14,1 Support library for gnome cups admistration
> gimp-2.2.1,1        A GNU Image Manipulation Program
> gimp-print-4.2.7_1  GIMP Print Printer Driver
> foomatic-db-20040107_2 Foomatic database
> foomatic-db-engine-3.0.2,1 Foomatic database engine
> That's all I can think of that might be relevant. I'm fairly sure my system
> is properly set up so that lpr and so on are cups versions and not bsd
> ones, cupsd starts properly at boot, and I can run the cups web interface
> or connect to the server via kde printer admin.
> # lptest 20 5 > /dev/ulpt0
> works ok, but 
> # lptest 20 5 | lpr
> doesn't, and neither does anything else (including cups/kprinter test pages)
> - that is, I get a reset noise from the printer, but no actual printing. As
> far as the spooler is concerned the jobs are ok, as the disappear from the
> queue.
> EXCEPT... Gimp - in the Gimp print setup I selected Epson R300 from the
> drop-down and set the command to "lpr" and it just works, perfectly.
> I haven't found a PPD for this printer, so I made one with foomatic-ppdfile
> # foomatic-ppdfile -d gimp-print -p Epson-Stylus_Photo_R300 >
> ~/epson-r300_gimp-print.ppd
> and this gives me all the bells and whistles in the dialogues, but no
> output!
> Can anyone help? I am pretty much going mad here.
> Thanks a lot,
> Ben
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