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HP1220C printing only 100% black pages with CUPS

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dylunio's picture
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I'm having trouble printing with Gentoo, and CUPS. I have configured CUPS and the HP driver correctly (well I think) and when I go to print a test page it'll print a page which is 100% black. THis happens on 600dpi, and not on 300dpi, but I want 600dpi since the quality of images on 300dpi is bad.

Any ideas?

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I read the Gentoo Printing Guide and I noticed I hadn't emerged the hplip driver with the ppds USE flag. So to get this working I did:

emerge -C hplip
echo net-print/hplip ppds >> /etc/portage/package.use
emerge -av hplip

and then I setup a new priter and it's now working well on either 300 or 600dpi Smiling

This is a lesson for me to RTFM from time to time Laughing

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Well, I am not sure, but it seems some printing problems can be caused by a program from which you are pringing so trying a different program may help.

For example it is different when I print images from gthumb than from say Inkscape. If it'll even work it'll probably print it a bit differently.

It may be that another program would not print a black page, but it might just be that the program you are using currently is misconfigured somewhere (page setup or something).

Good luck

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Oh didn't see your reply.. Anyway, disregard my previous post. I'm glad you found the solution afterall. Smiling Manuals, yes. Eye

dylunio's picture
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It's nice to see questions being answered promptly, even if it isn't the solution; it shows that there is an active community here Smiling

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Hehe.. well if I see I can say anything related and potentially helpful I tend to say it, since we are just beginning and need to leave exactly that impression: an active community.

Still though, just that you guys are already asking questions here helps alot. Someone already here might just have an answer. Smiling

Cheers
Daniel

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