[scribus] Scribus not printing??

Gregory Pittman gregp_ky at yahoo.com
Thu Jun 9 17:24:51 UTC 2011

On 06/09/2011 09:47 AM, Murray Strome wrote:
> On Wednesday, June 8, 2011 10:04 AM  "John Ghormley KJ4UFG"<kj4ufg at sera.org>  wrote:
>              	On Wed, Jun 8, 2011 at 9:52 AM, Ian "Witty" Whitfield<editor at federalsaints.net>  wrote:
>> Hi all
>> Interesting problem here today. I use Scribus 1.4 RC3 on Mint 10 KDE and
>> all has been well up to now.
>> As of today I can no longer print from Scribus. If I try I get a "No Paper"
>> error on the printer (A Brother MFC8860DN and with a full paper tray!). I
>> don't do much printing from Scribus but there are a couple of things I do
>> need to print out each month.
>> I have tried everything and found out the following - it ONLY happens from
>> Scribus!!!! I can do Print Test Page, Print Self Test and printouts from 3
>> or 4 other installed programs but _NOT_ from Scribus!!!???
>> Anyone have any ideas?
>> Thanks
>> Ian Whitfield.
> Ian,
> I have never been able to print directly from my Ubuntu installation.  It
> appears it would print if I had an Postscript printer but I don't have one.
> Therefore, I have to export to a pdf and then print the pdf externally to
> Scribus.  Let me know if you have been able to print from your Linux distro
> in the past.
It seems that with the various updates with hplip and cups, I can 
sometimes have trouble getting a driver that works, ie, doesn't send PS 
commands to my non-PS printers. With persistence I have usually been 
able to overcome this.
With my recent upgrade to Fedora 15, the odd thing that seems to be the 
case is that when I have my nonworking printer connected, the printer 
configuration software can't seem to find a list of alternative printer 
drivers, yet when the printer is not connected, it can find them and I 
can make an alternative choice (like CUPS-Gutenprint) that works.

I think it's worth checking the appropriate mail lists and forums for 
your Linux distro. With enough stubbornness and persistence I can 
usually get such things figured out.


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