cups 1.3.6-2 printer no longer prints

peter volsted pvolsted at
Fri Feb 29 13:10:22 UTC 2008


>  Frank Cox wrote:
> On Thu, 28 Feb 2008 21:42:32 -0600
> Frank Cox <theatre at> wrote:
>> I'm starting to wonder if my printer has folded its tent, and the cups update
>> was just a coincidence.
> It doesn't appear to be a hardware problem, and something weird is going on. I
> can print from that computer to a shared HP printer on a different computer.
> However, if I try to print to the locally connected printer, nothing happens as
> I stated earlier. Further, if I try to print a document of any length to the
> locally-installed CUPS-PDF I get a 760 byte file that's apparently a single
> blank page.  I just tried printing a 57-page document to cups-pdf on that
> machine and got the same 760 byte pdf file that I get when I print a single
> sheet that says "This is a test."
> I'm at a bit of a loss here -- if cups-pdf doesn't work properly on that
> machine either then that suggests to me that this is not a hardware problem.
> So what could it be?
With latest update of cups acroread won't print pdf's, whereas xpdf 
prints as usual.

good luck


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