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CUPS-PDF printer problem
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axel


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PostPosted: Sat 15 Sep 2012, 09:17    Post subject:  CUPS-PDF printer problem
Subject description: CUPS-PDF Idle - "/usr/lib/cups/filter/pdftops failed"
 

have Slacko 5.3.3 on 2 PC's / full install

get always this error msg
"/usr/lib/cups/filter/pdftops failed"
and no pop up screen to select where to "print" the file (e.g. /tmp) which was true for Lucid 5.2.5

Any fix for it ?
Axel
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Sat 15 Sep 2012, 10:56    Post subject:  

I just tested this with a fresh install of Slacko 533 and it worked OK. I printed from both Abiword and Seamonkey. In both cases, they saved a PDF file to /root.

Look in the folder /usr/lib/cups/filter and check that the file pdftops is actually there.

You can also use the "Print to File" option instead of CUPS-PDF.
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axel


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PostPosted: Sat 15 Sep 2012, 11:36    Post subject:  

yes - the file is there
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PostPosted: Sat 15 Sep 2012, 11:38    Post subject:  

yes - print to file works
thanks very much
Axel
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Sat 15 Sep 2012, 12:25    Post subject:  

It may be that the pdftops filter has incorrect permissions. Type the command:
Code:
chmod 755 /usr/lib/cups/filter/pdftops
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PostPosted: Sun 16 Sep 2012, 03:40    Post subject:  

typed the chmod cmd. It was accepted but no better results.
I have as well tried a "virgin" slacko installation. CUPS -PDF printing failed from the very beginning.

One thing went wrong when shutting down the first time.
Probing partitions was not displayed.
It didn't display the message "which partition to select for the "save file".
Only when clicking again "reboot" it displayed "probing partitions" and subsequently stored the save file
Axel
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