Problems printing from gimp-print on Epson Photo Stylus R200
chrisf at goop.org
Sun Jan 16 14:33:59 PST 2005
I'm having a number of issues printing to an Epson Photo Stylus R200. I'm using a pretty standard Fedora Core 3 setup:
# rpm -qa | egrep "(gimp-print|cups)"
The issues I'm experiencing are:
1) The default print quality is too low for what I want to do. There doesn't seem to be any way of chaning the print quality from gimp-print so I used the web interface to set it to 1440x720. However if I do this my printouts never arrive. They're listed as completed in the web interface. I can print test pages at 1440x720, so the backend seems to work a bit. The settings I am trying to use are "Photo Quality Glossy Paper", Page Size of 10cm x 15cm and printout mode of Photo (though I've tried other modes too).
2) I seem to be only able to print one page (I'm using Epson 10cm x 15cm glossy paper) and thereafter either submitted jobs either disappear into ether as above or I get the raw postscript text printed out onto the paper. Stopping cups with sh /etc/init.d/cups restart and power cycling the printer doesn't help. I can print again after a machine reboot.
3) I can't cancel jobs over the web interface (I think this has been mentioned elsewhere).
Any help on the above would be appreciated (I will check the newsgroup, but a mail cc would also be appreciated).
Just as an aside (this is probably more a Fedora problem) out-of-the box CUPS required a login and password to administer it over the web interface. I was using localhost:623, but had to change /etc/cups/cupsd.conf to read:
Allow From All
It's unclear to what username/password Fedora has been setup to work with ...
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