Bug 99355 - Postscript driver has communication bug for some PDF files
Postscript driver has communication bug for some PDF files
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: printconf (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2003-07-17 19:29 EDT by dsamperi
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:55 EDT (History)
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Description dsamperi 2003-07-17 19:29:12 EDT
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.0.2) Gecko/20030208

Description of problem:
For some PDF files (I can send an example) the Postscript driver
generates this error message on my LaserJet 4100 just before it tries
to print a page that contains much graphics: 49.4C02 Service Error.
Resetting the printer does not help. HP says this is a communication
error. [I tried adding memory to the printer but this did not help.]

I can work around the problem by using a Windows machine to print
using HPCL (instead of postscript), or by changing the Linux driver
to gimp-print-ljs (instead of the recommended Postscript driver).

I have observed this problem with postscript files and with PDF files.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Select Postscript driver for LaserJet 4100
2.Print a PDF document that contains lots of graphics (it will fail)

Actual Results:  Fails with printer error message "49.4C02 Service Error"
before graphics rich page.

Expected Results:  Full document printed

Additional info:
Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2003-07-18 06:00:04 EDT
Do you have the latest firmware for the printer? (Which version?)
Comment 2 dsamperi 2003-07-18 07:59:17 EDT
Firmware datecode: is 20001013 01.002.0
Comment 3 Tim Waugh 2003-07-18 08:04:58 EDT
Please install the latest firmware.
Comment 4 dsamperi 2003-07-18 08:46:31 EDT
Created attachment 93000

Trying to print this file results in a Service Error on Page 10.
Comment 5 dsamperi 2003-07-18 08:51:29 EDT
The latest Firmware revision is 01.016, it is not free, and upgrading will not
necessarily fix the problem. There may be a bug in the Linux Postscript driver.

I have attached a PDF file for which the problem
occurs on Page 10. If you have access to a LaserJet 4100 can you check that
all 15 pages print? [If so, please let me know what your firmware version is.]

Comment 6 Tim Waugh 2003-07-18 09:09:24 EDT
I'm afraid I don't.  But I have seen other bug reports similar to this, which
have been fixed by the reporter upgrading their firmware.

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