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Printing a PDF document... solved

Postby tenfoot on Thu Jan 08, 2009 8:17 pm

My daughter has recently sent me a PDF file, converted from a Word doc using freepdf creater. The pdfs produced are in 1.4 format.

In all the versions of LinuxMint I've used previously, starting with Cassandra, I've had no difficulty in printing a PDF file or opening it in OOo. Has something changed in Felicia because here is what happpens.

Clicking on the document automatically opens it in evince document viewer. If I select print - two options appear: print to file and
print to lpr (is this print to line printer?) As I don't wish to print to file I choose print to lpr. This brings changes to the bottom half of the dialogue box to show a writable icon alongside the words Command line. lpr is already entered.Clicking on Print does nothing. Not even a flicker from my default printer to show that the command has been sent. My default printer is a HP ColorLaser Jet 2605dn and I have no idea what other command I should type in the writable icon to successfully print the document.

I have tried to open the document in

OOo using each of the encodings in turn, and just get

%PDF-1.4
%Ç쏢
5 0 obj
<</Length 6 0 R/Filter /FlateDecode>>
stream
xœ}ÏÍ
Â0

AbiWord just shows a blank screen

Scribus tells me it is not an acceptable format.

Has anything changed in this version which has upset my "apple cart"?

I am certain that prior to Felicia I had no problems with previous versions but am prepared to believe I may be dreaming. If so, what the devil am I doing wrong?

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Re: Printing a PDF document...

Postby Husse on Sat Jan 10, 2009 2:01 pm

Seems your printing is not setup quite right
I get print to File - PDF - my_printer (Evince 2.24)
Check that printing works ok for other files, take a look in Cups (localhost:631)
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Re: Printing a PDF document...

Postby tenfoot on Sun Jan 11, 2009 6:07 pm

Thanks for your response, Husse. I didn't know how to launch host: 631 - tried entering the words from the command line and bash told me the command was not recognised, and entering http:///host: 631 in a browser just put up a Google search page.

I then went through the Troubleshoot option in Control centre - Printing - Help - Troubleshoot and the last few lines of the long debug output reads:

'D [12/Jan/2009:10:27:03 +1300] cupsdCloseClient: 11',
'D [12/Jan/2009:10:27:03 +1300] cupsdAcceptClient: 11 from localhost (Domain)',
'D [12/Jan/2009:10:27:03 +1300] cupsdReadClient: 11 POST / HTTP/1.1',
'D [12/Jan/2009:10:27:03 +1300] cupsdAuthorize: No authentication data provided.',
'D [12/Jan/2009:10:27:03 +1300] Cancel-Subscription /',
'D [12/Jan/2009:10:27:03 +1300] cupsdIsAuthorized: requesting-user-name="zed"',
'I [12/Jan/2009:10:27:03 +1300] Saving subscriptions.conf...',
'D [12/Jan/2009:10:27:03 +1300] cupsdProcessIPPRequest: 11 status_code=0 (successful-ok)',
'D [12/Jan/2009:10:27:03 +1300] cupsdCloseClient: 11',
'D [12/Jan/2009:10:27:03 +1300] cupsdAcceptClient: 11 from localhost (Domain)',
'D [12/Jan/2009:10:27:03 +1300] cupsdReadClient: 11 GET /admin/log/error_log HTTP/1.1',
'D [12/Jan/2009:10:27:03 +1300] cupsdAuthorize: No authentication data provided.']}

I've no idea what authentication is required. Any assistance is appreciated.

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Re: Printing a PDF document...

Postby Husse on Sun Jan 11, 2009 7:43 pm

Oops!
http:///host: 631

no but
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http://localhost: 631

I end up in linuxquestions.org - this is due to a setting in Firefox that tells it to search when you enter a URL but frankly I can't find it - it may be in about:config
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Re: Printing a PDF document...

Postby tenfoot on Sun Jan 18, 2009 12:55 am

Husse wrote:Oops!
http:///host: 631

no but
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http://localhost: 631

I end up in linuxquestions.org - this is due to a setting in Firefox that tells it to search when you enter a URL but frankly I can't find it - it may be in about:config


Thanks for your help again, Husse.

I eventually got it through http://127.0.0.1:631/ and found that both for normal printing and printing PDF files the default printer was the HP Color Laser Jet 2605dn, even though evince would not recognise it.

A little more research led me to Adobe Reader, which I installed, and opening a PDF file with that enabled me to print. I uninstalled evince :-)

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Re: Printing a PDF document...

Postby Husse on Sun Jan 18, 2009 7:16 am

Glad it is solved
I see a typo here
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http://localhost: 631

should be
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http://localhost:631

NO space between : and 631!
I am sorry for this but I did not see it until now
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