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Old 07-17-2004, 06:50 PM   #1
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cups odd printing problems

I'm running Slackware 10 with the packaged versions of cups and hpijs, and gnu ghostscript 7.07 which I compiled from source. The problem is some things print, but others don't. I can print PDFs, plain text, and OpenOffice documents, but when I try to print test pages or web sites, it starts to print, and then hangs. After five minutes or so, the printers spits out a piece of paper with
Error: /invalidfont in findfont   Operand stack:  bigFont   Helvetica-Bold   Font
Any ideas?
Old 07-17-2004, 10:47 PM   #2
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*** SOLVED ***

For anyone who was having the same problem (on Slackware 10, anyway)....

When you install gs fonts, cups needs to know where the fonts are -- you can set this in /etc/cups/cupsd.conf.

HOWEVER, ghostscript also needs to know where the fonts are. If you do
gs -h
the output will tell you where ghostscript expects to find its fonts. Make sure there are copies of all your fonts in the cups font search path, AS WELL as in the ghostscript search path shown in the gs -h output.

If someone has a specific question, or a better solution (mine can't be the best, there are copies of my fonts everywhere), drop a line here.


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