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Old 12-04-2007, 02:22 AM   #1
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PDFs suddenly stopped printing!


Hi there,

Since Sunday, I can't print PDFs on my FC6 box. I have never had any problems printing PDFs, but now all of a sudden it just won't work!
Printing any other document from, say, OpenOffice works just fine, but it won't print from Evince or Acrobat reader.

The KPrint manager reports that the job gets stopped right after its sent to the printer ("job-stopped")

And this is what I have in /var/log/cups/error_log:

Code:
I [04/Dec/2007:08:11:42 +0000] Adding start banner page "none,none" to job 529.
I [04/Dec/2007:08:11:42 +0000] Job 529 queued on "Deskjet_3900" by "my_username".
I [04/Dec/2007:08:11:42 +0000] Started filter /usr/lib/cups/filter/pdftops (PID 3176) for job 529.
I [04/Dec/2007:08:11:42 +0000] Started filter /usr/lib/cups/filter/pstops (PID 3177) for job 529.
I [04/Dec/2007:08:11:42 +0000] Started filter /usr/lib/cups/filter/foomatic-rip (PID 3178) for job 529.
I [04/Dec/2007:08:11:42 +0000] Started backend /usr/lib/cups/backend/hp (PID 3179) for job 529.
W [04/Dec/2007:08:11:42 +0000] [Job 529] color pen has low ink
E [04/Dec/2007:08:11:43 +0000] [Job 529] /undefined in ݸ
E [04/Dec/2007:08:11:43 +0000] PID 3178 (/usr/lib/cups/filter/foomatic-rip) stopped with status 3!
I [04/Dec/2007:08:11:43 +0000] Hint: Try setting the LogLevel to "debug" to find out more.
I have tried updating Evince and Cups, but that did nothing to help.
I just can't understand how printing PDFs would stop working all of a sudden!

Any help is much appreciated.
 
Old 12-04-2007, 08:12 PM   #2
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Take a look in /var/spool/cups. Are the unprinted jobs piling up in the spool? If so you might try deleting everything in the cups spool and then trying to print a pdf file again.

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