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Tinkster 10-11-2005 03:18 PM

DISCUSSION: Setting up a PDF printer in CUPS (in my case in Slackware)
 
This thread is to discuss the article titled: Setting up a PDF printer in CUPS (in my case in Slackware)

jayanm 12-14-2006 06:21 AM

Excellent article.. very useful!

A couple of gotchas though.
  • Need more information on the adobe distiller ppd install, the file that I had after the install was adist5.ppd under the \winxx\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86 directory, not distiller.ppd - I copied it to this name.
  • Before step 4 (adding the printer using lpadmin),I had to restart cups by /etc/rc.d/rc.cups restart. Cups kept complaining about 'client error' until then. Apparently the 'pdf' model was not active to be specified as part of the lpadmin command without a restart.

pchott 01-18-2007 03:24 AM

nice work. I need somethnig like this, but more complicated.

I wonder if it is possible to get IP address from where document was send for printing?

hemantkr 03-11-2007 09:35 AM

Hi,

The given link to adobe site , http://www.adobe.com/support/techdocs/325924.html, is broken. I tried search my friend google but not able to find "printer definition file for distiller". Can anyone help me out please? From where and how I can download and install it?

Thanks.

SuperTim 11-22-2007 08:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hemantkr (Post 2665572)
Hi,

The given link to adobe site , http://www.adobe.com/support/techdocs/325924.html, is broken. I tried search my friend google but not able to find "printer definition file for distiller". Can anyone help me out please? From where and how I can download and install it?

Thanks.

hemantkr:

Try this link. You need the ADIST5.PPD file, which you can then rename to distiller.ppd when you move it.

Enjoy!

- Tim

udstx 11-27-2007 01:29 PM

I followed the directions (including the adist5.ppd rename).
Checked it twice but it broke.
Everything looked great until I sent a print job.
In CUPS I see the PDF printer and can start it.
It stay 'started' until a job request is issued, then it stops with the error
PDF "/usr/lib/cups/backend/pdf failed"

I verified each step and the cut/paste text.

I am using Fedora Core 6 on a P4 platform.

Any suggestions?

farslayer 12-01-2007 01:14 AM

You could also install the cups-pdf package if it's available in your distribution, it will handle the PDF creation for you and drop any PDF's you print in a CUPS folder in your home directory.

Certainly not as much fun as rolling you own PDF printer though.. :)

default@debianetch:~$ aptitude search cups-pdf
i cups-pdf - PDF printer for CUPS


cups-pdf for FedoraCore6

Tinkster 11-18-2008 03:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by udstx (Post 2972377)
I followed the directions (including the adist5.ppd rename).
Checked it twice but it broke.
Everything looked great until I sent a print job.
In CUPS I see the PDF printer and can start it.
It stay 'started' until a job request is issued, then it stops with the error
PDF "/usr/lib/cups/backend/pdf failed"

I verified each step and the cut/paste text.

I am using Fedora Core 6 on a P4 platform.

Any suggestions?

Sorry mate, almost a year late ... the problem is
(might be?) that your device-URI points at a non-
existing directory....


Guess my description with a plain cut&paste wasn't
quite clear enough, and I apologise for that ...


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