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This driver is obsolete. Recommended replacement driver: hplip
This driver is free software.
Type: Ghostscript built-in

Generic Instructions: CUPS, PPR, LPD/LPRng/GNUlpr, PDQ, no spooler, PPD aware applications/clients,

Important for Windows clients: The CUPS PostScript driver for Windows has a bug which makes it choking on PPD files which contain GUI texts longer than 39 characters. Therefore it is recommended to use Adobe's PostScript driver. If you still want to use the CUPS driver, please mark "GUI texts limited to 39 characters" to get an appropriate PPD file.

Select printer:
the PPD file



"pxl1010" is not a new driver, but a special way of using the "pxlmono" Ghostscript driver to make the HP LaserJet 1010 and 1012 work reliably. The trick is to add a special sequence of 8 bytes at the BeginSession operator of the PCL-XL data stream.

Simply using "pxlmono" does not print anything and using a PCL-5e driver (HPIJS, "ljet4", ...) leads in principle to the jobs being printed, but sometimes the printer crashes with an "Unsupported personality: PCL" message.

Thanks to Carl Michal (michal at physics dot ubc dot ca) for finding out that. He analyzed the output of the Windows driver, where he found this "magic" 8-byte sequence.

A Ghostscript bug in the driver breaks paper input tray selection. This patch for GPL Ghostscript 8.63 fixes the problem and allows to set the input tray with the "-dMediaPosition=X" commmand line option for Ghostscript. "X" is an integer number which depends on the printer model and tray. For HP "0" is usually the printer default, "1" automatic selection, "2" manual feed, "4" the upper, and "5" the lower tray. Note that for PCL 5/5e these numbers are different. This patch is required for Ghostscript 8.63 and older so that tray selection with the PPDs of this site works. The bug is fixed in Ghostscript 8.64 or newer.


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