Bug 481777 - garbled printing
garbled printing
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: cairo (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Behdad Esfahbod
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-01-27 10:07 EST by Michael J. Chudobiak
Modified: 2018-04-11 04:10 EDT (History)
5 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2009-12-18 02:42:32 EST
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Camera shot of the garbled printed output, 5 pages. (13.19 KB, image/jpeg)
2009-01-27 10:07 EST, Michael J. Chudobiak
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Expected output, as generated in print-to-file-pdf mode (150.91 KB, application/pdf)
2009-01-27 10:08 EST, Michael J. Chudobiak
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Description Michael J. Chudobiak 2009-01-27 10:07:06 EST
Created attachment 330095 [details]
Camera shot of the garbled printed output, 5 pages.

Description of problem: This html page, consisting of simple text and png charts, will not print to printers correctly. The print-to-PDF functions works fine, though.


How reproducible: Try printing the above web page, to a real printer.

Actual results: The charts are not printed, except for small pieces in the top-left corner of each page. See the attached digital camera photo of the printed output.

Expected results: See the attached print-to-pdf output file for the correct appearance.

Additional info: The problem occurs regardless of whether or not the printing of background images is enabled.
Comment 1 Michael J. Chudobiak 2009-01-27 10:08:06 EST
Created attachment 330096 [details]
Expected output, as generated in print-to-file-pdf mode
Comment 2 Matěj Cepl 2009-01-27 12:02:14 EST
Could you please retest this issue with the upstream binary from http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/all-beta.html (you don't have to uninstall the Fedora package -- just unpack tarball somewhere and run ./firefox from that directory)? Does it work there?
Comment 3 Michael J. Chudobiak 2009-01-27 13:31:25 EST
The upstream beta binary worked OK.

- Mike
Comment 4 Martin Stransky 2009-01-28 04:25:51 EST
Can you please test latest stable official firefox binary? (3.0.5 or 3.0.6 from http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox)

There are two possibilities - our current Fedora 10 package is broken and the upstream one works fine or the bug is a general one and it's fixed in current beta.
Comment 5 Michael J. Chudobiak 2009-01-28 09:05:21 EST
The 3.0.5 binary works fine.

That suggests it is a Fedora-specific problem.

- Mike
Comment 6 Martin Stransky 2009-01-29 05:07:19 EST
Hm, it happens when firefox prints to postscript, but PDF is fine...strange.
Comment 7 Martin Stransky 2009-01-29 07:04:44 EST
Broken postscript printing seems to be caused by system cairo library in Fedora 10. Firefox built with internal cairo generated ps file correctly...moving to cairo.
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Comment 9 Bug Zapper 2009-12-18 02:42:32 EST
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