Printing with the stp-driver and PDQ

Printing with the stp-driver and PDQ

Post by Vidar Skjelange » Sat, 16 Sep 2000 04:00:00



I have an Epson Stylus Color 760 that I've been trying to get to
work in RedHat6.2 with PDQ-2.2.1.

According to www.linuxprinting.org the stp-driver is the best
choice for this printer. So I used PDQ-o-matic to generate a driver
specification file and put it in /etc/pdq/drivers/ghostscript. Then
I started xpdq and created a printer using this driver, configured
it and tried printing.

"Unknown device: stp" was all that was printed.

What could be wrong?

/etc/pdq/printrc looks like this (left out some comment lines):

--------------------------------------------------------------------------
# Path that gets passed to driver scripts
driver_command_path "/bin:/usr/bin:/usr/local/bin"

# Path that gets passed to interface scripts
interface_command_path "/bin:/usr/bin:/usr/local/bin"

########################################################################
#
# Extra pieces of this config file, that define drivers and interfaces.
#
#

try_include "/etc/pdq/interfaces/*"
try_include "/etc/pdq/drivers/*/*"

printer "Epson" {
        # Added by the wizard on Thu Sep 14 23:46:29 2000
        location "fidoworld"
        model "Epson Stylus Color 760"
        driver "POM-stp-Epson-Stylus-Color-760-968967138"
        interface "local-port"
        driver_opts {"PlainPaper", "escp2-760", "720DPI", "AdaptiveHybrid", "720DPIHighQuality", "LineArt", "A4", "Color"}
        driver_args {"OPT_Gamma" = "1.0", "OPT_Cyan" = "1.0", "OPT_Density" = "1.0", "OPT_Saturation" = "1.0", "OPT_Magenta" = "1.0", "OPT_Yellow" = "1.0", "OPT_Brightness" = "1.0", "OPT_Contrast" = "1.0"}
        interface_opts {"send_eof"}
        interface_args {"PORT" = "/dev/lp0"}

Quote:}

default_printer Epson
------------------------------------------------------------------------------

--
mvh,
Vidar Skjelanger

 
 
 

Printing with the stp-driver and PDQ

Post by Grant Taylo » Sun, 17 Sep 2000 04:00:00



> According to www.linuxprinting.org the stp-driver is the best choice
> for this printer. So I used PDQ-o-matic to generate a driver
> specification file and put it in /etc/pdq/drivers/ghostscript. Then
> I started xpdq and created a printer using this driver, configured
> it and tried printing.
> "Unknown device: stp" was all that was printed.

You must also install the actual driver itself.  I had neglected to
describe this in my PDQ documentation; now it's there.

Basically, visit http://gimp-print.sourceforge.net and go from there.

Note that, because the stp driver can be rather slow for high quality
photo prints, you may wish to use LPD or CUPS instead, since PDQ will
process the entire job before beginning to print, while LPD and CUPS
will do both in parallel.

--

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Printing with the stp-driver and PDQ

Post by Vidar Skjelange » Sun, 17 Sep 2000 04:00:00



> You must also install the actual driver itself.  I had neglected to
> describe this in my PDQ documentation; now it's there.

Aha! Of course! Thanks! :)

Quote:> Note that, because the stp driver can be rather slow for high quality
> photo prints, you may wish to use LPD or CUPS instead, since PDQ will
> process the entire job before beginning to print, while LPD and CUPS
> will do both in parallel.

I'll give PDQ a shot first and if it gets too slow I'll switch back to
LPD. Thanks again!

--
mvh,
Vidar Skjelanger

 
 
 

1. pdq-2.1.1, new printing subsystem, is available

Announcing pdq-2.1.1

Throw away lpr, lp, lpd, lpc, lpq, lpstat, and
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Features:

- modular driver and interface support
- jobs can be monitored through completion
- job status can be checked after completion
- users can only print files of declared types
- users can define their own printers
- multitasking, with no queues to get clogged
- scripts can be embedded in the rc files
- custom command-line options
- root privileges not required

Requirements: The utility pdq should compile and run on
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utilities lpd_print, lpd_cancel, and lpd_status should also compile on
any unix system.

For details see

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