Bug 115358 - Can't print postscript with embedded epsi picture
Summary: Can't print postscript with embedded epsi picture
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: cups   
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Version: 3.0
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Tim Waugh
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Reported: 2004-02-11 11:29 UTC by Dr. Gabriella Schmidt
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-10-19 19:30:10 UTC
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Attachments (Terms of Use)
Postcript file which does not print (122.78 KB, text/plain)
2004-02-11 11:30 UTC, Dr. Gabriella Schmidt
no flags Details
output of "printconf-tui --Xexport > printconf.log" (7.65 KB, text/plain)
2004-02-16 07:36 UTC, Dr. Gabriella Schmidt
no flags Details

Description Dr. Gabriella Schmidt 2004-02-11 11:29:17 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.4)
Gecko/20030624 Netscape/7.1

Description of problem:
Our application creates postscript files with embedded epsi logos.
If this code is printed with lpr, the printers LED are just blinking
but nothing is printed. Wtith previous LPRng spooling system
those files could perfectly be printed.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.lpr testplot.ps

Actual Results:  Blinking printer LED
No page

Expected Results:  printed page

Additional info:

Comment 1 Dr. Gabriella Schmidt 2004-02-11 11:30:50 UTC
Created attachment 97581 [details]
Postcript file which does not print

Comment 2 Dr. Gabriella Schmidt 2004-02-13 12:25:48 UTC
with LogLevel debug2 I found that the job is aborted at the second
%%Trailer in the embeded epsi file. Even the missing 
%%BeginDocument/%%EndDocument clause does not fix the problem

D [13/Feb/2004:10:17:04 +0100] [Job 118] 0 %%BeginDocument
D [13/Feb/2004:10:17:04 +0100] [Job 118] 0 %%Title: bruker.eps
D [13/Feb/2004:10:17:04 +0100] [Job 118] 0 %%Creator: Ghostscript
ps2epsi from bruker.eps
D [13/Feb/2004:10:17:04 +0100] [Job 118] 0 %%CreationDate: Sep 14 05:38
D [13/Feb/2004:10:17:04 +0100] [Job 118] 0 %%For:ml ml
D [13/Feb/2004:10:17:04 +0100] [Job 118] 0 %%Pages: 1
D [13/Feb/2004:10:17:04 +0100] [Job 118] 0 %%DocumentFonts:
D [13/Feb/2004:10:17:04 +0100] [Job 118] 0 %%BoundingBox: 50 74 148 127
D [13/Feb/2004:10:17:04 +0100] [Job 118] 0 %%BeginPreview: 99 52 1 52
D [13/Feb/2004:10:17:04 +0100] [Job 118] 0 %%EndImage
D [13/Feb/2004:10:17:04 +0100] [Job 118] 0 %%EndPreview
D [13/Feb/2004:10:17:04 +0100] [Job 118] 0 %%EndProlog
D [13/Feb/2004:10:17:04 +0100] [Job 118] 0 %%Page 1 1
D [13/Feb/2004:10:17:04 +0100] [Job 118] 0 %%Trailer
D [13/Feb/2004:10:17:04 +0100] [Job 118] Saw Trailer!
D [13/Feb/2004:10:17:04 +0100] [Job 118] Saw EOF!
d [13/Feb/2004:10:17:04 +0100] PID 9720 exited with no errors.
D [13/Feb/2004:10:17:04 +0100] [Job 118] tail process done writing 

Comment 3 Tim Waugh 2004-02-13 13:36:05 UTC
Please attach the output of 'printconf-tui --Xexport', making sure to
replace any passwords with asterisks.  Thanks.

Comment 4 Dr. Gabriella Schmidt 2004-02-16 07:36:26 UTC
Created attachment 97698 [details]
output of "printconf-tui --Xexport > printconf.log"

Comment 5 Tim Waugh 2004-02-17 12:32:58 UTC
Thanks.  Which of the three queues are you printing to?

Comment 6 Dr. Gabriella Schmidt 2004-02-17 16:33:45 UTC
most tests with hplj5l, but also the hp2250 did not print the logo
even its configured with the  PostScript driver

Comment 7 Rudi Nunlist 2004-08-26 06:22:49 UTC
I noticed the same problem attempting to print to an HP LJ 4200 and a color LJ 4500.
I found a work-around for postscript printers.  Some of the foomatic + postscript drivers (e.g., the 
Laserjet 4200) have the Ghost-script pre-filtering option. In kcontrol ==> Printers,  selecting 
"convert to PS level 2" solved to problem for me. 
Although this was done on RH 9 (cups-1.1.17) and FC1 (cups-1.1.19), it probably works with RHE 
3 as well.

Comment 8 RHEL Product and Program Management 2007-10-19 19:30:10 UTC
This bug is filed against RHEL 3, which is in maintenance phase.
During the maintenance phase, only security errata and select mission
critical bug fixes will be released for enterprise products. Since
this bug does not meet that criteria, it is now being closed.
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