CUPS-Server-Error ppd

Dirk Tamme dirk.tamme at
Sat May 24 08:26:39 UTC 2008

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> Datum: Sun, 18 May 2008 13:26:43 -0700
> Von: NoOp <glgxg at>
> An: ubuntu-users at
> Betreff: Re: CUPS-Server-Error

> On 05/18/2008 02:09 AM, Dirk Tamme wrote:
> > Hi, I've installed Ubuntu 7.10, mainboard Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L, with
> > a Samsung SCX-1150F as standard printer. When I want to print a test
> > page (with GNOME) I get CUPS-Serverfehler
> > client-error-document-format-not-supported
> > 
> > ..and when I want to print a simple ASCII text, nothing comes out. 
> > The printer works with Windows XP.
> > 
> > What can I do to get my printer working??
> Unfortunately:
> <>
> However, sometimes you can get a "Paperweight" to work by trying the
> Windows PPD file. Find the printer PPD on your windows drive and copy it
> to /etc/cups/ppd. The install as a new printer and select the PPD that
> you copied over from windows. That got a Lexmark Z35 Color Jetprinter
> working for me.
I found at MS-Windows a ppd, copied it into a folder in my home-directory and removed the "Windows-end of line":
mv aplwcsb1.ppd
sed '/s/.$//g' > aplwcsb1.ppd
..then I installed with GNOME the printer, but I got:
ppd-error: value missing in line 168 Ref. pg.20, chap 3.4
The line 168 looks as usual:
PageSize ISO B0: "<< /PageSize [2835 4008] /ImagingBBox null >> setpagedevice"

So, I think this does not help, and I want to follow your second suggestion - see my following eMail.

Dirk T.

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