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Bug 1420072 - Can't print certain PDFs from Fedora 25 to HP Laserjet 1200
Summary: Can't print certain PDFs from Fedora 25 to HP Laserjet 1200
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: cups
Version: 25
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Zdenek Dohnal
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2017-02-07 17:21 UTC by Nate Graham
Modified: 2017-12-12 10:27 UTC (History)
10 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
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Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2017-12-12 10:27:15 UTC
Type: Bug

Attachments (Terms of Use)
troubleshoot.txt from the printer troubleshooter (32.97 KB, text/plain)
2017-02-07 17:21 UTC, Nate Graham
no flags Details
A PDF that won't print (57.81 KB, application/pdf)
2017-02-07 17:22 UTC, Nate Graham
no flags Details
A PDF that prints just fine (11.27 KB, application/pdf)
2017-02-07 17:22 UTC, Nate Graham
no flags Details
PPD file for the printer (104.69 KB, text/plain)
2017-02-07 17:23 UTC, Nate Graham
no flags Details
/var/log/cups/error_log during a successful print (719.49 KB, text/plain)
2017-02-11 03:31 UTC, Nate Graham
no flags Details
/var/log/cups/error_log during a print that hangs forever (716.54 KB, text/plain)
2017-02-11 03:32 UTC, Nate Graham
no flags Details

Description Nate Graham 2017-02-07 17:21:24 UTC
Created attachment 1248480 [details]
troubleshoot.txt from the printer troubleshooter

Description of problem:
I have a USB-connected HP LaserJet 1200 laser printer. From my Fedora 25 machine, most documents print just fine. However there are *certain* PDFs that refuse to print. I can print these troublesome PDFs from my Windows and Mac machines.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
- Fedora 25
- GNOME 3.22
- poppler-0.45.0-2.fc25

How reproducible:
100% reproducible with affected PDFs. 0% reproducible for other documents. Not sure what makes certain PDFs not work.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Find/acquire/generate a troublesome PDF document (one is attached)
2. Print the PDF document from program that can print (evince, chromium, `lp`; doesn't matter)

Actual results:
The document shows up in the printer's job queue and the lights on the front of the printer begin to blink as though it's about to start printing. But it never actually prints. The job's status remains "processing" indefinitely. I've waited 30 minutes in this state and it never prints.

Expected results:
The document should print within 10 seconds of being sent to the printer.

- All text documents print fine from gedit and `lp`
- Most PDF documents print fine from evince, chromium, and `lp`
- Affected PDFs do not print from any program (evince, chromium, or `lp`)

Additional info:
- Attached troubleshooting.txt from the printer troubleshooter
- Attached a PDF that won't print
- Attached a PDF that does print

Comment 1 Nate Graham 2017-02-07 17:22:03 UTC
Created attachment 1248481 [details]
A PDF that won't print

Comment 2 Nate Graham 2017-02-07 17:22:40 UTC
Created attachment 1248482 [details]
A PDF that prints just fine

Comment 3 Nate Graham 2017-02-07 17:23:44 UTC
Created attachment 1248484 [details]
PPD file for the printer

Comment 4 Zdenek Dohnal 2017-02-08 13:07:31 UTC
Hi Nate,

would you mind sending cups logs from successful and unsuccessful printing (attach please /var/log/cups/error_log file - before that you need to set LogLevel to debug2 in /etc/cups/cupsd.conf and ErrorLog in /etc/cups/cups-files.conf) and trying to install your printer by 'hp-setup -i' and 'hp-plugin -i'?

Comment 5 Nate Graham 2017-02-11 03:31:05 UTC
Installing the printer via the CLI worked fine and I was able to use it to print a test page. I'm attaching the requested log files: one showing the debug logging printed during a successful print, and another with the debug logging printed during a print attempt that hangs forever.

Comment 6 Nate Graham 2017-02-11 03:31:54 UTC
Created attachment 1249192 [details]
/var/log/cups/error_log during a successful print

Comment 7 Nate Graham 2017-02-11 03:32:18 UTC
Created attachment 1249193 [details]
/var/log/cups/error_log during a print that hangs forever

Comment 8 Jim 2017-07-05 05:11:27 UTC
I've seen similar issues with my Laserjet 400 M401dne. However in my case the printer light just flashes and there is nothing in the queue.

This happens with Okular, xpdf or lp. It only occurs with certain PDFs.

I did find that using Foxit those PDFs will print.

System is Xfce 25, fully up to date.

Comment 9 Fedora End Of Life 2017-11-16 18:52:51 UTC
This message is a reminder that Fedora 25 is nearing its end of life.
Approximately 4 (four) weeks from now Fedora will stop maintaining
and issuing updates for Fedora 25. It is Fedora's policy to close all
bug reports from releases that are no longer maintained. At that time
this bug will be closed as EOL if it remains open with a Fedora  'version'
of '25'.

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Comment 10 Fedora End Of Life 2017-12-12 10:27:15 UTC
Fedora 25 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2017-12-12. Fedora 25 is
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