[Scribus] How to print?

avox avox
Fri Jun 1 22:32:03 CEST 2007

BandiPat-2 wrote:
> avox wrote:
>> BandiPat-2 wrote:
>>> avox wrote:
>>> [...]
>>>> This is *not* a Scribus bug. You should complain to your distro / CUPS
>>>> /
>>>> GutenPrint
>>>> to get this fixed. GhostScript has no problem at all to produce an RGB
>>>> bitmap instead
>>>> of a CMYK one if instructed so. Your print system just messes up (and
>>>> not
>>>> making the
>>>> fatal Gutenprint message visible to the end user is a bug in itself in
>>>> my
>>>> opinion)
>>>> /Andreas
>>> ==============
>>> Ok, Andreas, if we are going to start assigning blame, let's put this 
>>> question out there.
>>> Can anyone print a Scribus file directly to their attached printer from 
>>> Scribus using Scribus' printing mechanism and Linux using CUPS & 
>>> Gutenprint drivers?
>>> Since I believe the answer is going to be "no" from everyone, what do 
>>> you assign the blame to at that point?  If it were not somehow 
>>> associated with Scribus, wouldn't we have problems with every other 
>>> application that prints in Linux?  Or at least one other application?
>> Pat, I analyzed that bug with the help of the CUPS errorlog. 
>> I'm not guessing here. I'm sure that if you find another application
>> which produces a PostScript file using /DeviceCMYK it won't print
>> either.
>> In your case it's probably another bug since kprinter works for you.
>> What happens if you print to file and print that with "lpr filename" 
>> from the terminal?
>> /Andreas
> ===========
> Ok, I wanted to test several times before replying, so here are my 
> results.  I assume you wanted me to output a file from Scribus to print 
> using the lpr command?  Just to be safe, I also did just a text file.
> text file printed normally
> .ps file from Scribus printed normally
> Using alternate command with either lp or lpr in Scribus worked normally.
> So, where do we look now?  If your theory is correct, the lpr command 
> should not have worked printing a file produced by Scribus or from the 
> alternate command line.  Is that correct?

True. OTOH Scribus also only executes the lpr command on that file
when printing directly. What's the name of your printer? Does the name
contain spaces?

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