Printers on the network
bsilver at chrononomicon.com
Thu Dec 4 14:58:44 UTC 2008
Mark Haney wrote:
Quick note...this particular time (it has happened others, but this it
figures I email the list this time around and this was the issue) the
printer did indeed error, and I lost some time troubleshooting at the
computer. I'm still curious what causes it the other times, but this
*particular* time it was the printer. Sorry if I wasted your time on it...
> Does this only happen with PDFs? And does it happen every time with
> PDFs? Or is that 'occasionally' mean you can print PDFs okay more of
> the time, but not always?
Not always, PDF's often print okay. Sometimes it seemed to work better
with Acrobat Reader instead of Evince, so I wondered if it wasn't an
issue with translating the PDF.
> This sounds like the print driver doesn't like the format of that PDF.
> I've seen that happen before. But it's pretty rare to see.
I think in this particular case it is also translating to
postscript...maybe the translator doesn't like something in it?
> I've had it happen (see above) before, but I have no answers. I'm
> curious as to why you think you need to restart after doing updates?
> Unless it's a kernel update, I typically don't bother restarting until I
> need to.
This was a kernel update :-)
Side note...Mark Haney, an ISP sysadmin? I had an issue that someone
suggested I contact you about regarding network traces...is it okay to
email you offlist about it?
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