Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 386431
Evince is unable to print PDFs
Last modified: 2009-01-09 00:14:00 EST
Description of problem:
evince in Fedora 8 is unable to print on a brother HL-5250DN (default BR3-script
driver). The only thing the printer prints is a page with an error:
ERROR NAME; undefined COMMAOND; inf OPERAND STACK;
Printing works fine with lpr, so the printerdriver itself seems to work just
fine. Printing with evince used to work on Fedora 7.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Try to print a PDF on a BR3-Script (Brother printer
I'm having the same problem printing PDFs on multiple systems with multiple
postscript printers. The printer will blink for a while like it's printing
something but then it stops and nothing comes out. Printing the same file under
F7 or F6 works fine.
I am also having a a problem printing pdf files. My results are the same as
Thomas Baker's. I noticed though that if I hit print preview I get some
additional info. Upon clicking print preview a notification pops up saying
unknown mime type "text/plain". I don't know if that will help at all in
solving the problem.
Me too on FC8! acroread from AdobeReader_enu prints just fine!
Problem seems to happen only when the pdf file has images in it. Journal
articles from JSTOR are presented in pdf format, but as far as I can tell, the
pdf just contains a bunch of photos of journal pages. Sometimes printing is
super super slow, but it works. Other times, the job fails to print, the
printer says "processing job" forever. Before the most recent "yum update" that
I ran, the jobs would just sit in the queue as displayed in "lpq", but now they
vanish without complaint.
This does not happen if I send jobs to a big fancy HP printer in our main
office. It only happens on the "garden variety" HP laser printers--the ones that
cost less than $500.
I have been experimenting with different ppd files for the HP 1320 laser
printer. Can't see any difference yet.
In acroread, there are printing options that do not appear in evince. One can
de-select "download asian fonts" and "save printer memory". These things seem
to really help in acroread.
I have same problem in F9 with Evince, Acrobat Reader, XPdf
I can't print on F9 either with 'evince'. It displays PDF documents, but when I
attempt to print, no data is sent to the printer. The other noticeable
side-effect is that 'evince' starts using 97% of my CPU.
I sure hope this bug is fixed soon!
Maybe this is related to https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=12769 ?
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