Description of problem:
When trying to print the page above to networked Apple 12/640ps, the job gets submitted okay and disappears from the computer, but the printer doesn't react except for blinking a light.
This is not the case with other webpages or applications (they print okay). Printing this page to file (.ps), to Cups-PDF, and print preview all work, too.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
1st machine i686, upgraded F14 -> F15:
2nd machine x64, upgraded F14 -> F15:
3rd machine x64, F14:
--- WORKING (takes a long time to process, but prints)
Printing that page from Firefox works here on fully updated F15.
Can you attach an output from printing troubleshooter ?
When it asks you to print test page, print the above mentioned page from Firefox instead. Thanks
Created attachment 523866 [details]
printing problem debug log
Are you sure you have the same printer? I just tried printing to a different printer from the affected machine, and it goes through without a problem.
Problem seems to be very specific
Correction: 2nd printer (Brother MFC-8840D) does NOT print correctly, either
More information is needed:
1. Please compare RPM versions of 'foomatic-db' between the working and non-working systems. What versions are you using on each?
2. "Printing this page to file (.ps), to Cups-PDF, and print preview all work, too."
Do you mean that you can successfully print by printing to file, and then printing that file to the printer? Or just that the printing-to-file step works, and displays fine on-screen?
PostScript file is created (viewing it works), and printing it from Okular works too.
Created attachment 524076 [details]
This image fails to print
I've extracted the gif from the webpage - apparently that's the part that won't print. So far, it failed to print from Firefox, Gimp, and Okular after being saved to local HDD.
Attaching the gif to the bug in case webpage disappears.
I'm still unable to reproduce it.
I tried to print the image from Gimp and Okular.
Having also foomatic-4.0.7-3.fc15 and using LPD backend.
Can you update foomatic package on F14 machine to latest version (foomatic-4.0.7-2.fc14 should be in stable repo) and try it again ?
Updated foomatic on F14 - printing from Firefox still works.
Firefox 4.0.1 PASS
Okular 0.12.2 FAIL
Gimp 2.6.11 PASS
Firefox 6.0.2 FAIL
Okular 0.12.5 FAIL
Gimp 2.7.3 FAIL
Since original report I've hit the bug 4 times on random prints, this is becoming a really big deal.
Someone please help!
upgraded to Fedora 16 -- it still doesn't print
Tested on brother mfc-8840D
Printer prints following on the page:
There are two trays installed in this printer, not one?
Created attachment 548640 [details]
output of pdftops
Can you confirm that printing this file fails in the same way? You need to print it as a raw job, i.e. like this:
lp -oraw -dApple-12-640ps pdftops.ps
(In reply to comment #12)
Correct, 2 trays. But I'm only using the main feed.
(In reply to comment #13)
I no longer have the Apple 12/640ps, but the command sent to Brother MFC-8840D resulted in the same error as in comment #11
Oh -- could you please attach the PPD you're using for that printer? Thanks.
Created attachment 548912 [details]
here you go
Confirming the same poblem with Fedora 16 and a Brother MFC7820N.
Additional info: I am observing this bug typically with PDF files when printing from the Adobe Reader plugin for Firefox. As a workaround, I save the PDF file and print it with evince. So far, this worked for me.
(Sorry, I have one tray only.)
This bug is so annoying! And even more annoying that nobody wants to get it fixed :(
It's just down to a lack of time to look into it. :-( At the moment there are higher priority issues.
Still no time?
Because I still can't print!
FYI: there are more Brother-MFC bugs, like:
bug #668059: MFC-8840D
bug #795824: MFC-7820N
bug #855009: MFC-9840CDW
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