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Old 06-23-2012, 04:31 PM   #1
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Can't print images Adobe Firefox Slackware 13.1 XFCE 4.6.1


Hello,

I installed Slackware 13.1 earlier this week - my goal it to make this machine a print server for windows clients in my home.

My printer is a Samsung ML-2510. I enabled cups and got the linux driver from Samsung's web site (Unified Linux print driver, I believe, that listed ML-2510). I can print from OpenOffice and if I have a text only web page. However, I can't seem to print any Adobe images (including the sample.pdf I downloaded) or a web page with an image in it. The print dialog box comes up, but hangs at the point where I would normally click 'ok' to commit the print.

My /etc/printcap file is ...

# This file was automatically generated by cupsd(8) from the
# /etc/cups/printers.conf file. All changes to this file
# will be lost.
ML-2510-Series|Samsung ML-2510 Series:rm=LinuxMain:rp=ML-2510-Series:

I've done a lot of google searching - striking out or not understanding what is posted.

Thank you.

Last edited by LinuxKingPin; 06-23-2012 at 04:32 PM.
 
Old 06-23-2012, 09:56 PM   #2
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There were issues with the version of ghostscript that was installed with the original Slackware 13.1 release that caused printing problems for some people. Have you tried the updated ghostscript package from the /patches directory?
 
Old 06-23-2012, 11:35 PM   #3
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Thanks for the post. I updated ghostscript to 9.05. Still no go. I saw in one search an addition to the /etc/printcap file - below the main driver was a 'ps | ...' listing - do I need something like that?

Both Adobe and Firefox leave me at the same prompt: (wish I could embed a picture)

Dialog box title: LPR GUI
Printer: ML-2510-Series
and questions like number of copies and such.

However, in the lower right there is a greyed out OK - like I should print there to finish the print, but can't.

If I close out of this dialog box, I get ...

The following error occurred while printing...
'which: no dpkg in (/usr/local/sbin:/usr/sbin:/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/games:/usr/lib/java/bin:/usr/lib/kde4/libexec:/usr/lib/qt/bin:/usr/share/texmf/bin)

This confuses me - isn't dkpg a debain thing? I installed slackware 13.1
 
Old 06-24-2012, 05:22 AM   #4
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I have downloaded the Linux Unified Driver (ver.3.00.37) which includes a 1741 line installation script 'install.sh'. My perusal of the script shows that the script does try to detect Slackware, but I am not confident that all of the installation will proceed in a manner that will suit Slackware. The script does not appear to be aware of the structure of Slackware's init directory /etc/rc.d. It seems to install any necessary daemons in the directories /etc/rc.d/rc[0-5].d, which is not the Slackware way. At the very least, I would create a symlink using 'ln -s /etc/rc.d/rc.cups /etc/init.d/cups' so that the script can stop and restart the CUPS daemon during the install.
If you are not confident with debugging the install script then you can consider an alternative printer driver which is reported to work with your printer. http://splix.ap2c.org/
 
Old 06-24-2012, 08:48 PM   #5
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Thanks for the post.

I installed Splix - no change for Adobe, but can now print images in Firefox. I am just going to start using xpdf - that seems to work fine.

Unsure about your post of Slackware not using the /etc/rc.d/.. - that's were I've been messing around with cups and samba. Inside of /etc/init.d is a README.functions - it says Slackware doesn't use /etc/init.d, but exists since some 3rd party software might.

I am also unsure if I uninstalled the print driver created by the Linux Unified Driver - so I am planning a rebuild in the near future and will only install Splix.
 
Old 07-06-2012, 07:01 PM   #6
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Solved my problem

1. Use the Splix driver
2. Adobe uses lpr, did the following:
cd /usr/bin
mv lpr lprold
ln -s lpr-cups lpr
 
  


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