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Re: `Filter failed' no print error message




On Mon 13 Mar 2017 at 16:27:30 +0000, Rodolfo Medina wrote:
 
> Brian <ad44@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> 
> > There are seven instructions in the advice given. You haven't provided a
> > response to any of them. If there is a problem with following what is
> > required, please ask.
> 
> As the wiki suggests, I did:
> 
>  # cupsctl --debug-logging

Good.

> .  Then I did:
> 
> $ lpstat -t
> scheduler is running
> system default destination: Samsung_ML-191x_252x_Series

You have a Samsung ML-191x series B&W printer. It is not supported in
Debian. From where did you get the necessary drivers?

> device for Samsung_ML-191x_252x_Series: usb://Samsung/ML-191x%20252x%20Series?serial=Z2L9BABZ700571F.

Encouraging. CUPS has detected the printer is on a USB connection. There
should be no problem printing after your basic problem is sorted out.

> Samsung_ML-191x_252x_Series accepting requests since Sun 12 Mar 2017 07:44:58 GMT
> printer Samsung_ML-191x_252x_Series is idle.  enabled since Sun 12 Mar 2017 07:44:58 GMT
>         Sending data to printer.

Also OK.

> Samsung_ML-191x_252x_Series-16 rodolfo         457728   Sat 11 Mar 2017 19:56:36 GMT
> Samsung_ML-191x_252x_Series-17 unknown           1024   Sat 11 Mar 2017 20:09:12 GMT
> Samsung_ML-191x_252x_Series-18 unknown         457728   Sat 11 Mar 2017 20:20:18 GMT
> Samsung_ML-191x_252x_Series-19 rodolfo         457728   Sun 12 Mar 2017 07:44:49 GMT

These are pending jobs. I can not imagine you want them. Remove with
'cancel -a -x'. (This is in the wiki, too).

> The file /var/log/cups/error_log is very long.  I noticed in it the following
> lines:
> 
> D [07/Mar/2017:14:35:23 +0000] [Job 1] Started filter /usr/lib/cups/filter/pdftopdf (PID 4741)

This is the first thing that happens to any submitted file. You sent a
PDF file to the printer. No problem here.

> D [07/Mar/2017:14:35:23 +0000] [Job 1] Started filter /usr/lib/cups/filter/pdftops (PID 4742)

Eh? The printer does not recognise PostScript. It would print garbage if
it got it. I wonder why the filtering system thinks converting a PDF to
a PS file is needed. Is there any sign of "gstoraster" in your error_log?

> D [07/Mar/2017:14:35:23 +0000] [Job 1] Started filter /usr/lib/cups/filter/rastertosamsungspl (PID 4743)
> D [07/Mar/2017:14:35:23 +0000] [Job 1] Started backend /usr/lib/cups/backend/usb (PID 4744)
> D [07/Mar/2017:14:35:23 +0000] [Job 1] pdftops - copying to temp print file \"/var/spool/cups/tmp/0128658cb23ec\"
> D [07/Mar/2017:14:35:23 +0000] [Job 1] execv failed: No such file or directory
> D [07/Mar/2017:14:35:23 +0000] [Job 1] PID 4743 (/usr/lib/cups/filter/rastertosamsungspl) stopped with status 102 (No such file or directory)
> D [07/Mar/2017:14:35:23 +0000] [Job 1] Hint: Try setting the LogLevel to "debug" to find out more.

Post the output of 'ls -l /usr/lib/cups/filter'.

-- 
Brian.