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

Carthik Sharma carthik at
Thu Mar 23 03:22:03 UTC 2006

On 3/18/06, Gerhard Gaußling <ggrubbish at> wrote:
> Am Samstag, 18. März 2006 15:15 schrieb Karl Auer:
> > 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 :-)
> Hi Karl,
> Thank you for translating my post which arrived 'par hazard' the wrong
> mailing list. Sorry for the inconvenience. I simply inserted the wrong
> ml This Post should go to  ubuntu-de at
> Everyone who knows how to help out on my gnome-cups-manager PDF creation
> problem, feel free to do so.


Install cups-pdf (sudo apt-get install cups-pdf)
Edit /etc/cups/cupsd.conf
to change the line:
RunAsUser Yes
RunAsUser No

Restart cups: $sudo /etc/init.d/cupsys restart

Add a new Local Printer, of type "Generic PRinter" with the driver
that you mentioned, and it will work now. I figured this earlier
today. Strange coincidence I find this mail now, too :)
> My english isn't that good, but I guess I will be capable to read and
> answer to the possible followups...
> regards
> Gerhard Gaußlng
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