Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 150356
Postscript file fails to print.
Last modified: 2008-02-06 19:30:09 EST
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Description of problem:
I have a Lexmark Optra R+ printer. When I try to print a file using
CUPS and lpr, the printer chugs for a while but no paper comes out.
Instead of printing to the printer I print to a file to give me the
resulting Postscript. (See the URL above.)
If I lpr the ps file the printer churns but nothing comes out.
If I cat the file to /dev/lp0 it comes out fine.
Here is the content of /etc/cups/printers.conf (minus the comments)
Info Created by redhat-config-printer 0.6.x
Location PostScript 600dpi
JobSheets none none
Here's the /etc/cups/lpoptions file
Default ps600 cpi=12 lpi=7 page-bottom=36 page-left=36 page-right=36
page-top=36 scaling=100 wrap=true
The info I get from system-config-printer says:
queue name: name: ps600
Short description: Postscript 600dpi
Queue type: Locally connected
/dev/lp0 Lexmark Optra LaserPrinter
Queue options: banner pages == none for both start and end of job
Imageable Area: 36 36
Printer driver: Lexmark Optra R+ Postscript
Convert Text to Postscript
Effective Filter Locale == C
Double sided printing "Not capable"
Ghostscript prefiltering "Convert to PS level 2"
Page size "US Letter"
Resolution "Printer Default"
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. lpr 474617B7d01.ps
2. (no printing)
3. cat 474617B7d01.ps > /dev/lp0
4. (It works)
Actual Results: See above.
Expected Results: It should have printed via lpr.
Please let me know if you need any more info.
How about if you turn 'Ghostscript prefiltering' off?
That seems to fix it. Does a config file at your end get updated as a result of
In theory this should be defaulting to off, but it looks like it gets reset to 2
in the config tool.
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