Raw printing on 1.4.2
h.blischke at acm.org
Wed Nov 28 14:23:35 PST 2012
Kenneth Edgar wrote:
> I'm working on migrating 1.1.22 cups on RHEL 4 to cups 1.4.2 on RHEL6 and
> have come across an issue with the raw driver. I'm not sure if I'm
> missing something, a package, a filter, a mime type configuration... etc.
> On the old server, most printers are setup to use raw. Test pages print
> properly including the logo images. If I setup the same printer using raw
> in 1.4.2 on RHEL6, I get a page of text that looks like a template for the
> test page.
> Show printer-name printer-info printer-location...
> If I use a foomatic driver that's closest to this printer, I get a proper
> test page.
> Any suggestions? I have 300+ printers to migrate, and for simplicity sake
> I'd rather not have to figure out what model each is and test to validate
> that a foomatic or gutenprint driver functions properly for our needs.
Up to cups 1.3.x, the test page was a PostScript file which could be printed
even to raw queues. But starting with 1.4.x, the test page is a template the
user (cups administrator) can modify with respect to the information
printed. This template needs to be converted to the printer's final document
format by the cups filter chain, the first of which must be the bannertops
or bannertopdf filter, so printing this test page to raw queues does no
I attach the cups 1.3.11 test page which you may print to your raw queues
using the lp or lpr command.
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