Bug 307421 - Cups fails to print certain (postscript?) files
Summary: Cups fails to print certain (postscript?) files
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: scribus   
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Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Andreas Bierfert
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-09-26 17:22 UTC by Jesse Barnes
Modified: 2009-07-14 17:47 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 17:47:09 UTC
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Description Jesse Barnes 2007-09-26 17:22:07 UTC
Description of problem:
When printing from some applications (like Scribus), my Fedora CUPS server 
fails to print the submitted document.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Create a document in Scribus
2.  Print it to a CUPS attached printer
Actual results:
Document fails to print.

Expected results:
Printed document.

Looking in the CUPS error log, I see these messages (after enabling debug 
output as suggested by earlier errors):

D [25/Sep/2007:21:23:04 -0700] cupsdProcessIPPRequest: 9 status_code=0 
D [25/Sep/2007:21:23:05 -0700] [Job 55] Wrote 1 pages...
D [25/Sep/2007:21:23:05 -0700] PID 23781 (/usr/lib/cups/filter/pstops) exited 
with no errors.
D [25/Sep/2007:21:23:05 -0700] [Job 55] Found: %%PageTrailer
D [25/Sep/2007:21:23:05 -0700] [Job 55] --> Continue DSC parsing now.
D [25/Sep/2007:21:23:05 -0700] [Job 55]
D [25/Sep/2007:21:23:05 -0700] [Job 55] Found: %%Trailer
D [25/Sep/2007:21:23:05 -0700] [Job 55] --> Continue DSC parsing now.
D [25/Sep/2007:21:23:05 -0700] [Job 55]
D [25/Sep/2007:21:23:05 -0700] [Job 55] Found: %%Pages: 1
D [25/Sep/2007:21:23:05 -0700] [Job 55] --> Continue DSC parsing now.
D [25/Sep/2007:21:23:05 -0700] [Job 55]
D [25/Sep/2007:21:23:05 -0700] [Job 55] Found: %%BoundingBox: 24 49 426 603
D [25/Sep/2007:21:23:05 -0700] [Job 55] --> Continue DSC parsing now.
D [25/Sep/2007:21:23:05 -0700] [Job 55]
D [25/Sep/2007:21:23:05 -0700] [Job 55] Found: %%EOF
D [25/Sep/2007:21:23:05 -0700] [Job 55] --> Continue DSC parsing now.
D [25/Sep/2007:21:23:05 -0700] [Job 55]
D [25/Sep/2007:21:23:05 -0700] [Job 55]
D [25/Sep/2007:21:23:05 -0700] [Job 55] Closing renderer
D [25/Sep/2007:21:23:05 -0700] [Job 55] KID3 exited with status 1
D [25/Sep/2007:21:23:05 -0700] [Job 55] Renderer exit stat: 1
D [25/Sep/2007:21:23:05 -0700] [Job 55] Renderer process finished
D [25/Sep/2007:21:23:05 -0700] [Job 55] Killing process 23787 (KID3)
D [25/Sep/2007:21:23:05 -0700] [Job 55] Process dying with "Error closing 
renderer", exit stat: 1
D [25/Sep/2007:21:23:05 -0700] [Job 55] error: Illegal seek (29)
D [25/Sep/2007:21:23:05 -0700] [Job 55] Error closing renderer
E [25/Sep/2007:21:23:05 -0700] PID 23782 (/usr/lib/cups/filter/foomatic-rip) 
pped with status 1!
D [25/Sep/2007:21:23:05 -0700] PID 23783 (/usr/lib/cups/backend/usb) exited 
with no errors.
D [25/Sep/2007:21:23:05 -0700] [Job 55] File 0 is complete.
D [25/Sep/2007:21:23:05 -0700] Discarding unused printer-state-changed 
D [25/Sep/2007:21:23:05 -0700] Discarding unused job-stopped event...
D [25/Sep/2007:21:23:06 -0700] Unloading job 55...

foomatic-rip apparently exited with status 1, which could be an EPERM, but I 
can't see what file or directory it might be failing to get access to...

Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2007-09-27 10:56:17 UTC
Thanks for the report.  I need more information:

1. Please attach a sample PostScript file.

2. How exactly are you printing it?  What command line, if from the command line
-- please be specific, so that I can try to reproduce the problem here.

Comment 2 Jesse Barnes 2007-09-27 17:00:54 UTC
I won't be able to get to one of the failing .ps files until tonight.

However, I believe this will happen with any Scribus generated content.  
Just install Scribus (a KDE app), make a test document and try to print 
it.  Exporting the file to a .ps and trying to print it from 
KGhostview also fails.

Comment 3 Tim Waugh 2008-01-10 16:55:07 UTC
Fails with Fedora 8 when printing to an "Epson Stylus D68
Foomatic/gutenprint-ijs-simplified.5.0" queue.


What type of printer are you trying to print to?

Comment 4 Tim Waugh 2008-01-10 17:19:04 UTC
That turned out to be due to 'PageSize' being set to 'Custom' in the printer

Another failed print (entirely black sheet of paper) was due to 'Brightness' and
'Saturation' being set to 0.

Looks like it's all scribus bugs.  Reassigning.

Comment 5 Jesse Barnes 2008-01-10 18:03:14 UTC
FWIW I'm using an hp photosmart 7760.


Thanks for testing, I hope there's a scribus update available soon with fixes 
for its postscript generation.

Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 03:17:13 UTC
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
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