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#26 2020-04-01 22:16:10

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Re: Cannot print "some" PDF files

Out of curiosity did you do a dist-upgrade after adding the i386 arch to pull in the i386 libs?


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#27 2020-04-01 23:21:23

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Re: Cannot print "some" PDF files

Yes but I could always get my Epson running.

HP has more than "some"  monochrome laser printers:

HP Black & White LaserJet Printers

Mind you that's up there in the north, from me, options may vary in other countries.

== EDIT ==

Impresora HP LaserJet 107A 220V blanca y negra
  $7.500

    Monocromática.
    Tecnología: láser.
    Imprime 10 páginas por minuto.
    Cuenta con entrada USB.

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#28 2020-04-02 12:05:53

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Re: Cannot print "some" PDF files

To everybody in this thread ... Not that I am an expert on the linux printing, but I have certain experience ...

IMHO, this is not necessarily the printer problem, nor printer driver problem. One should have in mind that almost any printer driver (within CUPS) on linux almost always relies on ghostscript,  i.e. on successful conversion of file sent to printer by ghostscript.

Without problematic file at hand, this discussion is mostly academic, but I have been in this situation more than few times:, printing of problematic pdf file was garbled (or not possible at all) on several printers: from Brother printer (home grade), to office grade Ricoh MP5000 series heavy-duty copier/scanner/printer. The problem was non-entirely-conforming-to-PDF problematic file, i.e. ghostscript wasn't able to process problematic PDF file.

The point being: acquiring new printer might not solve problem!

Being a freak(?), I investigated my problematic files directly with ghostscript ('gs' command), and could confirm problem. And most of the time I could repair with 'pdf2ps-ps2pdf' procedure, or with conversion with 'gs' itself (I forgot how, I googled a lot). Also, one could do (along twoion's suggestion):

$ convert -density 288 problematic.pdf unproblematic.pdf

(play with '288' for different quality of resulting file).

Actually, I found 'gs' command I sometimes used command similar to:

$ gs -dSAFER -dBATCH -dNOPAUSE -dNOCACHE -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -sOutputFile=unproblematic.pdf problematic.pdf

Sector: it is worth a try those commands, I would be interested if it improves situation?!

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#29 2020-04-02 19:04:45

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Re: Cannot print "some" PDF files

Will try all of the above.  What is frustrating is ... I screen captured the PDF, saved as a jpg.  That will not print, other images print.

desaturated the pdf.jpg - did not print.

I will try the stuff above.

And now I find I cannot print out my Canadian Passport Application PDF.  Not that I am flying anywhere anytime soon BUT . . . .


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#30 2020-04-07 20:18:33

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Re: Cannot print "some" PDF files

Well I have tried everything.  What iMBeCil said ↑↑↑↑↑, and what twoion said earlier.

Went to the GIT site for "printer-driver-brlaser", grabbed the .ZIP file, followed the "make" instructions and even saw the list:

* Brother DCP-1510
* Brother DCP-1602
* Brother DCP-7030
* Brother DCP-7040
* Brother DCP-7055
* Brother DCP-7055W
* Brother DCP-7060D
* Brother DCP-7065DN
* Brother DCP-7080
* Brother DCP-L2500D
* Brother DCP-L2540DW
* Brother HL-1110 series
* Brother HL-1200 series
* Brother HL-L2300D series
* Brother HL-L2320D series
* Brother HL-L2340D series
* Brother HL-L2360D series
* Brother MFC-1910W
* Brother MFC-7240
* Brother MFC-7360N
* Brother MFC-7365DN
* Brother MFC-7840W
* Brother MFC-L2710DW
* Lenovo M7605D

Nope NADA!  Did not print my Health Insurance bill (.pdf) nor my Personal.pdf (cell phone)

so I ripped that out and went back to the "Buster" printer-driver-brlaser file.

It prints out most other PDFs I have tested it on, but not all including pages with images embedded in it.

So I am at a loss.

LO - forget it, does not print.  .txt files - NOT a problem

Ir worked with "Stretch" and should work with SID's printer-driver-brlaser as it has the same list seen above.

My Life for an HP-Laser Printer


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