Bug 465713 - Evince fails to print some PDF files
Evince fails to print some PDF files
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: evince (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Jonathan Blandford
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-10-05 18:31 EDT by Alex Wauck
Modified: 2013-04-02 00:22 EDT (History)
5 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2009-12-18 01:30:58 EST
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PDF that fails (33.33 KB, application/pdf)
2008-10-05 18:31 EDT, Alex Wauck
no flags Details
PostScript that works (63.53 KB, application/postscript)
2008-10-05 18:33 EDT, Alex Wauck
no flags Details
pdf from nature - probably exported from indesign (1.33 MB, application/pdf)
2008-10-21 15:39 EDT, zachary charlop-powers
no flags Details

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Description Alex Wauck 2008-10-05 18:31:36 EDT
Created attachment 319507 [details]
PDF that fails

Description of problem:
When told to print a particular PDF file, Evince takes a long time, consuming lots of CPU time, then prints a blank page.  The PDF in question was generated by LyX, so I had LyX produce a PostScript file instead, which Evince happily and quickly printed.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Produce a document with LyX.
2. Export to PDF
3. Open the PDF with Evince.
4. Print the PDF.

The following bugs may be related:
Comment 1 Alex Wauck 2008-10-05 18:33:31 EDT
Created attachment 319508 [details]
PostScript that works
Comment 2 Alex Wauck 2008-10-05 18:36:35 EDT
The printer I am using is a HP LaserJet 4000.  I am apparently accessing it over the JetDirect protocol (although I thought I told it to use LPD), and it is using the "HP LaserJet 4000 Series Postscript (recommended)" driver.  Its device URI is hp:/net/HP_LaserJet_4000_Series?ip=(redacted).
Comment 3 ivolopez 2008-10-18 16:13:46 EDT
I think that this problem is related to Type 3 fonts ( see File/Properties/Fonts in Evince ).  It's not new and I found this problem some months ago.  I changed the latex commands in order to use only type 1 fonts I my problems disappeared.  

See   http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-557746.html for example.
Comment 4 zachary charlop-powers 2008-10-21 15:39:39 EDT
Created attachment 321083 [details]
pdf from nature - probably exported from indesign

document that fails
Comment 5 Brennan Ashton 2008-11-04 00:38:01 EST
This bug has been triaged
Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2008-11-25 22:35:34 EST
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 10 development cycle.
Changing version to '10'.

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Comment 8 Bug Zapper 2009-11-18 03:31:15 EST
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Comment 9 Bug Zapper 2009-12-18 01:30:58 EST
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