[Scribus] Fails to print

Oleksandr Moskalenko malex
Fri Sep 2 06:34:51 CEST 2005

* Elmer E. Dow <elmeredow at earthlink.net> [2005-09-01 21:17:55 +0000]:

> Greetings:
> I am using Scribus 1.2.1 on a machine running Debian Sarge. I'm trying to 
> print to an H-P DeskJet 930C through CUPS. I make the proper selections on the 
> print setup menus, but nothing prints. I don't even see the file in the 
> printer's job list. I'm assuming that I haven't set something up correctly, 
> but what?
> Also, when I save the file as a pdf, Ghostview will display it correctly in 
> landscape mode, but then tries to print it in portrait mode no matter what 
> the setting selected. I tried using acroread using Knoppix and it won't 
> center the page on the paper so in printing one edge is off the paper even 
> when I have correctly set the margins. Some months ago I output a Scribus 
> layout created on my machine using Acrobat 5 on a Windows machine and it 
> worked fine.
> It seems I have no way of outputting this file. Any suggestions?
> -- Elmer E. Dow
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Scribus 1.2.1 is quite old in "scribus" time. The could be a number of bugs in
it. I would advise you to use a more current package at least to test if the
problem still persists. I think you will find the features added since 1.2.1
quite attractive as well. Please read
http://wiki.scribus.net/index.php/Scribus_on_Debian_GNU/Linux to find out how
you could get current Scribus 1.2.3cvs and 1.3.1cvs packages built
specifically for Debian Sarge (so you won't need to upgrade to
testing/unstable). In short, add the following source lines to your

# debian.scribus.net - Primary repository
deb         http://debian.scribus.net/debian/ stable main non-free contrib

# debian.tagancha.org - Backup repository
deb         http://debian.tagancha.org/debian/ stable main non-free contrib

and proceed to update your scribus package (1.2.x) or install the scribus-cvs
(1.3.x) package in parallel with the "scribus" package.

If you will encounter Debian-related problems with these packages please don't
hesitate to contact me directly.



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