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

stu seven stu7seven
Sat Nov 26 15:07:53 CET 2005

+   Printing is offered, in many distributions, as an
option which can be completed during or after setup...
I'd suggest that you check to be sure printing has
been setup ?

On 11/25/05, russbucket <russbucket at nwi.net> wrote:
> On Thursday 24 November 2005 08:07, David Bleil wrote:
> > 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?
> I am using the same version of Scribus under SuSE 10.0 Retail version
> installed from the DVD. I am able to open a .sla file, save it as a PDF with
> no problem. When I try to print the pdf it will not print thru CUPS from
> either KPDF or KGhostview. I have two printers, an HP Laser Jet IIIP and an
> EPSON CX6600. I can print the pdf file to the HP but it will not come out as
> Landscape, only Portrait. The PDF will not print to the EPSON.The cups server
> is detecting a client error.  My CUPS server and client are version
> I cannot open any PDF files in Adobe Reader 7.0. They all tell me
> I have a permission problem even though I changed nothing in these documents
> that worker with ver 6.X. Have not had much time to look at that. I had all
> this working correctly on SuSE9.1.
> --
> Russ
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