Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 408231
Error when printing using evince
Last modified: 2009-01-09 00:24:15 EST
Description of problem:
I have a Brother HL-5250DN Laser Printer. I'm using the default settings
applied when setting the printer up using system-config-printer except that I've
changed the page size to A4 (which sadly it doesn't default to).
The Print Test Page option works fine.
If I print from OpenOffice.org, xpdf, gedit or the terminal (using `lpr
filename' for example) then it prints fine.
However, when I print a PDF from evince, I get a single page that has a shaded
box that says:
If I print to file (the resulting PDF previews fine), but these PDF's don't
print either, giving the same error.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open a PDF in evince (I just double click one)
2. Select File > Print
3. Select the appropriate printer (if not default) and then click OK
Okay, this seems related to another problem I've been having with getting evince
to render some PDF's correctly.
I've updated to the cairo in updates-testing which seems to have addressed the
rendering issues on the screen, and it's also had some positive affects on
printing. One will now print, but only the first page, others seems to choke
under the size of the file for printing, and others still put out the same error
The file for download here is a good example of one that chokes.
When I do File > Print and then do a Print Preview, it takes forever to both
open the print preview window, and then to display each of the pages in the window.
This file will only print the first of the two pages.
It's only a small file and it renders quickly, but even in print preview I can
only get one page to print. If you print page two using Range (set to 2) then
it prints page two.
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