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Bug 451426 - PDF files cannot be printed
PDF files cannot be printed
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: cups (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-06-14 07:43 EDT by antonio montagnani
Modified: 2008-09-01 08:59 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-09-01 06:43:40 EDT
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Test PDF file (1.79 MB, application/pdf)
2008-06-14 07:43 EDT, antonio montagnani
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Troubleshooting file for Samsung printer (82.66 KB, text/plain)
2008-06-15 01:53 EDT, antonio montagnani
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ML-1610 ppd file (27.35 KB, application/octet-stream)
2008-06-16 15:53 EDT, antonio montagnani
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Output of line command (822.79 KB, application/pdf)
2008-07-04 01:16 EDT, antonio montagnani
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Description antonio montagnani 2008-06-14 07:43:06 EDT
Description of problem:
I cannot print PDF file on my Epsom ML-1600 printer

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.print a PDF file
Actual results:
Error on printer

Expected results:

Additional info:
Comment 1 antonio montagnani 2008-06-14 07:43:06 EDT
Created attachment 309356 [details]
Test PDF file
Comment 2 Tim Waugh 2008-06-14 13:31:46 EDT
> Error on printer

Please be much more descriptive than this.  What error?  Is there an error
message, an error code?  Does anything print?

I'm confused about which model of printer it is.  Epson doesn't make a model
called 'ML-1600' as far as I'm aware, but Samsung does.

It would help if you try troubleshooting this problem yourself first by
selecting System->Administration->Printing from the main menu, then
Help->Troubleshoot from the menu in the printer configuration tool.  This will
check for simple problems and gather information for further diagnosis -- attach
the troubleshoot.txt file as an attachment to this bug report.
Comment 3 antonio montagnani 2008-06-15 01:53:42 EDT
Created attachment 309387 [details]
Troubleshooting file for Samsung printer
Comment 4 antonio montagnani 2008-06-15 01:57:12 EDT
(In reply to comment #3)
> Created an attachment (id=309387) [edit]
> Troubleshooting file for Samsung printer

1) Printer is Samsung
2) It works fine on regular documents, but on this one and similar when I print,
lights on printer turn from green to flashing red, and if I go to see the queue
document remains in progress.
3) I could print on same printer connected to Fedora from a networked Vista laptop
Comment 5 Tim Waugh 2008-06-16 04:48:45 EDT
Please attach /etc/cups/ppd/ML-1610.ppd.
Comment 6 antonio montagnani 2008-06-16 15:53:47 EDT
Created attachment 309528 [details]
ML-1610 ppd file

Please note that if I say that I want 300 dpi in config-system-printer I cannot
print the test page, I have to use the 600 dpi option
Comment 7 Tim Waugh 2008-06-19 04:31:29 EDT
But does setting the resolution to 300dpi allow this particular document to be
printed?  In other words, does this work?

lp -oResolution=300x300dpi -dML-1610 dann01.pdf
Comment 8 antonio montagnani 2008-07-04 01:16:58 EDT
Created attachment 310993 [details]
Output of line command

it is exactly what I get either from command line or system-config-printer.
Sorry dor the delay
Comment 9 antonio montagnani 2008-08-30 05:55:33 EDT
Situation is very bad, now I can't print from any application in rawhide (Gimp, Openoffice, Adobe...)
I do not see any improvement in printing, shall I sell my SAMSUNG and switch to a HP laser printer :-( ????.

And I notice that the only available driver is gdi.
Comment 10 Tim Waugh 2008-09-01 06:43:40 EDT
The only other choice you have for this printer is to use the splix driver.  Unfortunately we are not able to ship this driver in Fedora due to patent issues.
Comment 11 antonio montagnani 2008-09-01 08:59:06 EDT
Tnx Tim.
I will try the splix driver, that in F7 was going to be packaged...and it was included in the available driver list.

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