This is a slight repost of an older query from Stable, at the time I didn't realise my issue was related to being on Wheezy. Mods feel free to delete my earlier post in Stable, no one responded anyway lol.
Just treated myself to a new colour laser printer as my old mono printer finally gave up the ghost - ahh the days when HP made quality products.
Went for a Kyocera as the price was good and they had Linux support out of the box and full duplex printing.
Installed the printer no problem and then found some issues. Printing from a PDF file in ePDFViewer worked fine. Printing from Firefox or LibreOffice Writer caused a print job to be sent to the printer, and the printer to sit saying processing but never printed anything. When printing from a PDF, the processing stage was very quick and output produced quickly.
Had a play and did a bit of googling, discovered the spadmin app in the LibreOffice install dir, when run with sudo this let me change the printer properties, setting the Printer Language Type to be Postscript on the device tab, rather than the PDF setting it had previously. This cured printing from LibreOffice, so my question is why did I have to do this - my old HP Laserjet was ancient, and how do I do the same think for Firefox.
Added: been doing more research and looks like this is a problem with the version of cups in testing, as I see "PDF file is damaged - attempting to reconstruct xref table" when trying to print. So there is an issue with either cups or cups-filter depending on where I read, so my question becomes, can I simply install the version of cups from sid - and whats the best way of doing that ? Almost tempted to move to Sid completely but it's a bit late at night to be considering such a move. Do I just add sid to my sources.list, pinned appropriately and do apt-get install -t unstable cups ?
Last edited by EnochRoot (2012-04-27 19:30:02)
As is so often the way, I proceeded to download the sid packages for cups, cups-client and cups-filters and installed them, et voila printing from LibreOffice (printer left as PDF) and Firefox works a treat !
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Last edited by 2ManyDogs (2012-04-27 03:16:40)
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