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Bug 240054 - printing is bluish with HP Deskjet D4163 (HP Deskjet 4100 series/hpijs)
Summary: printing is bluish with HP Deskjet D4163 (HP Deskjet 4100 series/hpijs)
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: hplip
Version: 7
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Tim Waugh
QA Contact:
Depends On:
Blocks: F7Update
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-05-14 17:51 UTC by The Source
Modified: 2008-06-17 01:19 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2008-06-17 01:19:19 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
My PPD file (deleted)
2007-05-17 03:53 UTC, The Source
no flags Details
hp-levels output (deleted)
2007-07-12 17:14 UTC, The Source
no flags Details

Description The Source 2007-05-14 17:51:59 UTC
Description of problem:
The black text is printed dark blue. In Windows everything is printed properly

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Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2007-05-15 15:43:56 UTC
Please attach the PPD file you are using (from /etc/cups/ppd).  Thanks.

Comment 2 The Source 2007-05-17 03:53:02 UTC
Created attachment 154891 [details]
My PPD file

Comment 3 The Source 2007-05-17 03:53:26 UTC
Here you go

Comment 4 Tim Waugh 2007-05-17 10:17:30 UTC
Thanks.  What does 'rpm -q hpijs' say?

Comment 5 The Source 2007-05-17 15:26:35 UTC

Comment 6 Tim Waugh 2007-05-17 15:52:27 UTC
Okay, there haven't been any hpijs fixes since then in Fedora Core 6.

After Fedora 7 is released (in a couple of weeks) we can try a newer version of
HPLIP to see if the problem is fixed there.

Comment 7 The Source 2007-06-01 17:53:19 UTC
Just installed Fedora 7 and printing is still bluish. Looks like driver uses
color cartridge when it should use black. Have you forgotten that printer has
two cartridges?

Comment 8 The Source 2007-06-04 11:10:44 UTC
The problem version now is hpijs-1.7.2-10.fc7

Comment 9 Tim Waugh 2007-07-02 12:55:18 UTC
Please try the test update:

  yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update 'hplip*' 'hpijs*' 'libsane-hpaio*'

Does this problem persist?

Comment 10 The Source 2007-07-12 16:13:34 UTC
Problem still here

Comment 11 Tim Waugh 2007-07-12 16:28:38 UTC
What does 'hp-levels' say?

Comment 12 The Source 2007-07-12 17:13:37 UTC
Output is attached. By the way color printing is much slower than it should be
on normal quality.

Comment 13 The Source 2007-07-12 17:14:12 UTC
Created attachment 159075 [details]
hp-levels output

Comment 14 The Source 2007-07-12 17:17:24 UTC
Ah and forgot to mention: hp-levels is not quite right - my color cartridge is
134, not 135/136

Comment 15 The Source 2007-09-12 13:22:07 UTC
I've just changed my color cartridge to 135 and everything is fine now. Seems
that only 134 causes color problems. And only in linux. In windows everything is
fine even with 134.

Comment 16 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 12:14:16 UTC
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Comment 17 Bug Zapper 2008-06-17 01:19:17 UTC
Fedora 7 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on June 13, 2008. 
Fedora 7 is no longer maintained, which means that it will not 
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