Bug 150356 - Postscript file fails to print.
Summary: Postscript file fails to print.
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: system-config-printer   
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Version: 3
Hardware: i686 Linux
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Assignee: Tim Waugh
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URL: http://steveo.syslang.net/474617B7d01.ps
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Reported: 2005-03-04 21:25 UTC by Steven W. Orr
Modified: 2008-02-07 00:30 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-02-07 00:30:09 UTC
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Description Steven W. Orr 2005-03-04 21:25:15 UTC
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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)
<DefaultPrinter ps600>
Info Created by redhat-config-printer 0.6.x
DeviceURI parallel:/dev/lp0
Location PostScript 600dpi
State Idle
Accepting Yes
JobSheets none none
QuotaPeriod 0
PageLimit 0
KLimit 0

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
                36 36

Filter options:
cpi           12
lpi           7
page-bottom   36
page-left     36
page-right    36
page-top      36
scaling       100
wrap          true

Printer driver: Lexmark Optra R+ Postscript

Driver options:
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):

How reproducible:

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.

Additional info:

Please let me know if you need any more info.

Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2005-03-07 17:24:44 UTC
How about if you turn 'Ghostscript prefiltering' off?

Comment 2 Steven W. Orr 2005-03-07 17:44:33 UTC
That seems to fix it. Does a config file at your end get updated as a result of


Comment 3 Tim Waugh 2005-03-07 18:02:11 UTC
In theory this should be defaulting to off, but it looks like it gets reset to 2
in the config tool.

Comment 4 Matthew Miller 2006-07-10 22:16:03 UTC
Fedora Core 3 is now maintained by the Fedora Legacy project for security
updates only. If this problem is a security issue, please reopen and
reassign to the Fedora Legacy product. If it is not a security issue and
hasn't been resolved in the current FC5 updates or in the FC6 test
release, reopen and change the version to match.

Thank you!

Comment 5 petrosyan 2008-02-07 00:30:09 UTC
Fedora Core 3 is not maintained anymore.

Setting status to "INSUFFICIENT_DATA". If you can reproduce this bug in the
current Fedora release please reopen this bug and assign it to the corresponding
Fedora version.

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