Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 445511
Printers showing Trashing internal memory
Last modified: 2008-07-24 01:57:06 EDT
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Document they try to print
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ps2ps conversion as described by Tim
Printers can print other files, printers have been replaced, connection cable
has been replaced (using parallel port), and other documents can be printed.
This document can be printed if just sending the images without photographs.
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PDF- and PS- filtered file
The attachment in comment #4 looks like you given pstops the original PDF
instead of the output from pdftops as I described.
Starting from gps-5-5-2008.pdf, here is how CUPS processes the document for a
PPD=/etc/cups/ppd/myprinter.ppd /usr/lib/cups/filter/pdftops \
1 me '' 1 '' < gps-5-5-2008.pdf > pdftops.ps
PPD=/etc/cups/ppd/myprinter.ppd /usr/lib/cups/filter/pstops \
1 me '' 1 '' < pdftops.ps > pstops.ps
The resulting pstops.ps file (i.e. the output from pstops.ps) is what is then
handed off to the printer.
I don't have the PPD for the printer in question here (i.e. the
/etc/cups/ppd/queue.ppd file for that queue); you need to attach that.
Trying with a random PostScript printer PPD I happen to have available here,
here is the pstops.ps *I* get when running the above commands on Fedora 8.
Please attach the PPD file they are actually using.
Sorry, I exec it as two separate commands, I'm going to do that extra step and
let you know.
Attaching ppd as required.
Will update entry afterwards
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PPD for the printer
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All process (two filters) result
Printer still does no printing even with the two-filter file (attached previously)
Meaning that the printer still displays 'Trashing internal memory'?
Sounds like it needs one of:
(a) a firmware upgrade, or
(b) extra RAM installed, or
(c) Lexmark to provide input
Tim, as other printers can print this file using the same amount of RAM, we're
going to address this issue with Lexmark and firmware upgrade (just addon card
as I found on their website).
Thank you very much for your attention
Customer is working on this with T-Systems, Fujitsu-Siemens and Lexmark, it only
happens when using parallel port with a few T200 systems, using usb or network
print server works ok, as well as feeding using raw PDF to the printer, it just
fails with ps conversion and printing over parallel...
Thanks Tim :)