Creating PDF with gnome-cups-manager doesn't work

Karl Auer kauer at
Sat Mar 18 14:15:06 UTC 2006

Here's an English version of Gerhard's (ggrubbish at question,
originally in German. Respond in English if you can, I'm sure he'll
figure it out :-)


I can only print PDFs via kprinter. Does anyone know how to integrate
that in Gnome into mozilla, firefox, opera, openoffice etc?

And if anyone knows how to drive gnome-cups-manager, I'd be grateful.

I'm using gs-apfl 8.14 from breezy.

I've selected the following printer: postscript color printer (rev3) -
which I believe is PostScript version 3.

Manufacturer: Generic
Driver: postscript color printer (rev3) Standard (Recommended)
Connection: local printer - PDF Printer

Another printer (Virtual Printer (PDF Printer)) doesn't work either.

I don't believe I can even print PostScript to a file with this, that I
could then convert with ps2pdf13.

Everything works fine with other KDE programs that use kprinter
(although gs-esp 7.07 often throws up PostScript errors like /rangecheck
etc). gs-apfl doesn't crash as often, but I'd prefer 8.53 - backports?
sudo tail -n40 /var/log/cups/error_log doesn't show anything related to
the gnome-CUPS-manager errors.

There's a red exclamation mark in the traybar beside the printer.
gnome-CUPS-manager shows "interrupted". If I double click on the printer
symbol, gnome-CUPS-manager crashes.

I permitted local browser access to the adminsitartion area of CUPS
using "sudo adduser cupsys shadow", but there's nothing settable there.

Can anyone help?

> gerhard at ubuntu:~$ COLUMNS=120 dpkg -l |egrep "(foomatic|gs-|cups)"
> ii  cups-pdf                 1.7.1-1                  PDF printer for 
> ii  cupsomatic-ppd           20041013-1ubuntu1 
> printer support - transition package
> ii  cupsys                   1.1.23-10ubuntu4         Common UNIX 
> Printing System(tm) - server
> ii  cupsys-bsd               1.1.23-10ubuntu4         Common UNIX 
> Printing System(tm) - BSD commands
> ii  cupsys-client            1.1.23-10ubuntu4         Common UNIX 
> Printing System(tm) - client programs (SysV)
> ii  cupsys-driver-gimpprint  4.2.7-10                 Gimp-Print printer 
> drivers for CUPS
> ii  cupsys-driver-gimpprint- 4.2.7-10                 Gimp-Print printer 
> drivers for CUPS
> ii  foomatic-bin             3.0.2-2         
> printer support - transition package
> ii  foomatic-db              20050720-1      
> printer support - database
> ii  foomatic-db-engine       3.0.2-20050705-2 
> printer support - programs
> ii  foomatic-db-gimp-print   4.2.7-10        
> printer support - database for Gimp-Print prin
> ii  foomatic-db-hpijs        1.5-20050705-1  
> printer support - database for HPIJS driver
> ii  foomatic-filters         3.0.2-20050705-1 
> printer support - filters
> ii  foomatic-filters-ppds    20050913-1      
> printer support - prebuilt PPD files
> ii  foomatic-gui             GNOME interface 
> for configuring the Foomatic printer filter syst
> ii  gnome-cups-manager       0.31-0ubuntu3            CUPS printer admin 
> tool for GNOME
> ii  gs-afpl                  8.14-3.1                 The AFPL 
> Ghostscript PostScript interpreter
> ii  gs-common                0.3.7ubuntu1             Common files for 
> different Ghostscript releases
> ii  gs-esp                   7.07.1-9ubuntu5          The Ghostscript 
> PostScript interpreter - ESP version
> ii  libcupsimage2            1.1.23-10ubuntu4         Common UNIX 
> Printing System(tm) - image libs
> ii  libcupsys2-dev           1.1.23-10ubuntu4         Common UNIX 
> Printing System(tm) - development files
> ii  libcupsys2-gnutls10      1.1.23-10ubuntu4         Common UNIX 
> Printing System(tm) - libs
> ii  libgnomecups1.0-1        0.2.2-0ubuntu1           GNOME library for 
> CUPS interaction
> ii  libgnomecupsui1.0-1      0.31-0ubuntu3            UI extensions to 
> libgnomecups
> ii  python-foomatic          Python interface 
> to the Foomatic printer database

Karl Auer (kauer at                   +61-2-64957160 (w/h)                  +61-428-957160 (mob)

More information about the ubuntu-users mailing list