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#1 2013-04-11 22:42:08

turnerrw
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From: Central Virginia
Registered: 2013-04-11
Posts: 5

PDF's printing blank pages on LaserJet

Hello folks...first time posting in the forums. Have been using #! for a year or so...big fan! Currently have it installed on 3 desktops and 2 laptops. What a great distro to breath life into older hardware.

I've made great use of the forums to date, but I can't see where anyone has addressed this particular issue. In short, PDF's display properly in either Evince or Acrobat but when I print them to a USB connected LaserJet all I get are blank pages. I can print from other applications and from Acrobat on Windows machines to this same printer.

I've deleted and re-configured the print queue multiple times and tried to work through all the print options, and still nothing but blank pages.

Really appreciate any ideas, help or troubleshooting tips.

Cheers,
-turnerrw

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#2 2013-04-12 00:56:05

mishle
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From: Bitterroot Valley
Registered: 2010-07-20
Posts: 167

Re: PDF's printing blank pages on LaserJet

hp-firmware -n

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#3 2013-04-12 01:05:48

turnerrw
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From: Central Virginia
Registered: 2013-04-11
Posts: 5

Re: PDF's printing blank pages on LaserJet

HP LaserJet P2015d

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#4 2013-04-12 02:37:43

mishle
#! CrunchBanger
From: Bitterroot Valley
Registered: 2010-07-20
Posts: 167

Re: PDF's printing blank pages on LaserJet

Is the pdf bigger than 30megs?

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#5 2013-04-12 02:46:56

turnerrw
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From: Central Virginia
Registered: 2013-04-11
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Re: PDF's printing blank pages on LaserJet

Negative. These are normal size files. I've even tried printing just a single page...no joy. I've tried multiple PDF readers; inside the browser and standalone...no joy. I'm not only stumped, I'm not even sure where to look for clues.

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#6 2013-04-12 02:55:22

mishle
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From: Bitterroot Valley
Registered: 2010-07-20
Posts: 167

Re: PDF's printing blank pages on LaserJet

You can try changing your ppd or save the pdf to image then print.

I think it is a driver issue since you can print other documents.

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#7 2013-04-12 03:00:24

mishle
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From: Bitterroot Valley
Registered: 2010-07-20
Posts: 167

Re: PDF's printing blank pages on LaserJet

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#8 2013-04-12 03:10:22

mishle
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From: Bitterroot Valley
Registered: 2010-07-20
Posts: 167

Re: PDF's printing blank pages on LaserJet

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#9 2013-04-13 17:03:29

turnerrw
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From: Central Virginia
Registered: 2013-04-11
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Re: PDF's printing blank pages on LaserJet

Always glad to get to a happy ending, even if the route is cicuatous.

In an effort to find a pdf reader that would print, I installed xpdf from the repos. One of the installed dependencies was cups-bsd. Now xpdf, foxit, evince are all printing. I can't guarantee that I've id'd the issue, but I think this sounds accurate.

Follow-up questions. What is cups-bsd in relation to the cups that is installed by cb-welcome? Why is it not installed during installation?

mishle...thanks for your advice and help on this.

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#10 2013-04-13 17:04:31

turnerrw
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Re: PDF's printing blank pages on LaserJet

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#11 2013-04-13 18:22:33

mishle
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From: Bitterroot Valley
Registered: 2010-07-20
Posts: 167

Re: PDF's printing blank pages on LaserJet

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#12 2013-04-13 19:54:46

dura
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From: interzone
Registered: 2012-09-15
Posts: 2,108

Re: PDF's printing blank pages on LaserJet

Isn't this an issue of needing the post script driver? Hplip should configure it though. Usually you can choose the correct driver in cups once Hplip has done its thing.

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