Post by john connolly
Hi, I'm using slack 14.2 and have been printing .pdf files for a long
time. Suddenly, today, I get an error message when I try to print one
using both adobe and xpdf. Going through the diagnostic process doesn't
solve the problem. The cups error log is a mile long and I can't
interpret it. The openoffice word processor prints .odt files ok.
This is a problem that occurred from one day to the next without my
making any changes on my pc.
Any suggestions would be appreciated, jwc
Since you said .odt's print from openoffice, can you print a pdf
from within openoffice? That would be the first thing I would try.
Or, if you save a .odt as pdf from within openoffice, can you
Also, check whether xpdf/adobe are using the same print queue as
openoffice. Compare the printer settings between the two.
If you suspect something lower down the stack, you can go into
cups at localhost://631, select your printer under 'printers'
and hit the 'select test page' option, and see if you get any
errors. That has the advantage of avoiding problems in
applications themselves and testing cups directly.
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