[Scribus] Scribus fails to print or to write a PFD

David Bleil dfbleil
Thu Nov 24 17:07:46 CET 2005

I was using Scribus 1.2.1  Build -ID: 08 under SuSE Linux 9.3 to write 
newsletters and everything worked perfectly. I print to an hp deskjet5650 
through the CUPS Driver.

I decided to update to Novell/suse 10.0 (when will I ever learn). Scribus did 
not appear on the upgraded system so I installed the RPM  from the 
distribution DVD using YAST2.   What Installed was Scribus but 
apparently something did not get updated. Scribus starts as usual and I can 
create and save a document (.sla format). However the document will not 
print. The error message "printing failed" is rather unhelpful. I looked 
in /var/log/messages and /var/log/cups-errors with no helpful information. 
Other applications such as OO writer print fine.

Scribus will not create the PFD file wither. Message reads "can not 
write file" . 

Selecting  Help>about Scibus brings up a blank box where as formerly it 
produced a logo and information about the version and build. My linux skill 
level is beginner so I stick to using RPM's and stable builds. Given these 
constraints do you have any suggestions about how I can fix this problem?

David F. Bleil
Crofton, MD
Catboat Sailor

dfbleil at toad.net
Linux 10.0

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