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Re: [opensuse] Problem with printing Postscript files
  • From: Johannes Meixner <jsmeix@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2009 12:38:05 +0100 (CET)
  • Message-id: <alpine.LNX.2.00.0901281228550.28318@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>


On Jan 27 23:30 Stephen Berman wrote (shortened):
I have a Brother DCP-115C and with the MFC210 driver from Brother I have
been able to print all types of files from all applications under
openSUSE. But now with openSUSE 11.1 (using the same Brother driver I
have used since I think openSUSE 9.3 or earlier), Postscript files are
not graphically interpreted: the printer outputs the compiled Postscript
code. If I convert the Postscript file to PDF, it prints out fine.
... a suggestion how to try to diagnose it?

Have a look at
to get an idea how the CUPS filtering works and for the basics see

Then inspect /var/log/cups/error_log which filters
are run for your PostScript files, see the section
"If problems are encountered:" in

Look for "Request file type" and "File of type"
and "Started filter" lines in the error_log
and possible subsequent (error)-messages.

Because PostScript files are graphically interpreted
on my openSUSE 11.1 workstation I assume that something
goes wrong with your driver from Brother because I do not
use such a driver.

Kind Regards
Johannes Meixner
SUSE LINUX Products GmbH, Maxfeldstrasse 5, 90409 Nuernberg, Germany
AG Nuernberg, HRB 16746, GF: Markus Rex
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