Yes …that was my reply to the question of how I do the scanning (but that doesn’t give any trouble as it works and prints the colors).
The problem is when printing something from the hard disk (Local Printing),as it prints only in black and white when it should be colored instead.
While if I scan it and print directly it works (using the direct button on the printer,not any program from either openSUSE or windows),meaning the colors are there and are used.
To check this I select a pic (tried many different one’s and they are from my camera) from okular or gnview and print it and instead of being colored as the original they are B&W.
Even tried the default pics of the openSUSE desktop wallpaper.
As for printing with the direct command (lpr -p ) prints with colors so it does work. While opening the image with okular and then select print doesn’t.
So at least I know it can be done, but i would like a fix for it so I (and him ) can print directly.
The images were opened using gwenview while the documents with Okular.
I’ve checked if there was a setting I could change in Gwenview (that could interfere or was set to print in B/W) but didn’t find anything about it.
I’m having the same problem with a Epson Workforce BX630FW and Opensuse 13.2 in both a recent install and an older install that previously worked very well.
Whaterver configs you input on yast2/printerconfig or just before print it will print only in grayscale and instead shrink or maintain the proportions it will split the page in 2, it can’t also print a test page fro yast2 only from cups but comes grayscale and splited.
I’ve already tried all drivers avaliable for this device.
Sorry for the late reply (again) as I’m not always there, they gave up.
I tried to give them a legal alternative to what they have (do I need to explain ? ) while I’m here in a holiday, but after the printing issue, the fact you have to put a password whenever they have to install something and/or access the ntfs partition and a few other things they didn’t like they went back to what they had before (I made a dual boot).
While some could be fixed with a workaround and other’s were trivial can’t do much if they don’t like it.
Thanks everyone for the effort anyway (I appreciate it).
Have a nice day.
I’ve asked them to let me check it on my own notebook (that has the same openSUSE 13.2, but at my home I use a Canon and never had that problem on either the PC or this notebook) and it was doing the same.
Then after doing
zypper install --force cups-filters-ghostscript
as you suggested, it fixed it so it can print in color now.
Thanks again (I’ve learned something new too )