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Old 10-11-2005, 02:18 PM   #1
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Post DISCUSSION: Setting up a PDF printer in CUPS (in my case in Slackware)


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Old 12-14-2006, 05:21 AM   #2
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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.
 
Old 01-18-2007, 02:24 AM   #3
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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?
 
Old 03-11-2007, 08:35 AM   #4
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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.
 
Old 11-22-2007, 07:42 AM   #5
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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
 
Old 11-27-2007, 12:29 PM   #6
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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?
 
Old 12-01-2007, 12:14 AM   #7
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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
 
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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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