[CentOS] cups drivers for printing pdf and tif

Tue Apr 26 23:12:41 UTC 2011
Gregory P. Ennis <PoMec at PoMec.Net>

Gregory P. Ennis wrote:
> List,
> I updated a gateway/router computer with Centos 5.6 and lost the ability
> to print pdf and tif files with the command "lp -d printer img.tif"
> This new unit replaced a Fedora 5 system that had been working well, and
> is still able to print pdf and tif files withing the same network.
> I have other Centos 5.6 gateway's at different facilities that print the
> pdf and tif files without a problem.  All of these 5.6 systems have been
> updated without a problem.  
> hpijs-1.6.7-6.el5_6.1.x86_64 has already been installed.
> I am at a loss in trying to see the difference between my 5.6 machines
> and would appreciate some advice as to where to look.
> Thanks much for your help.
> Greg Ennis

Have you checked if you are able to print regular text? It's a first 
step in troubleshooting. And what is the commands output when you try to 
print pdf/tiff?




Regular ASCII text prints fine, as well as any pcl file.  I can print
pdf and tiff files from a different computer on the affected printer,
but when a pdf or tiff file goes through the print server on the gateway
the print stream ends up printing graphic characters on several pages
instead of the image in the file.

The output of lp -d lpt3 ./img.tif is normal
"request id is lpt3-842 (1 file(s))"

I thought this might be a libtiff problem, but I have the same file on
our other machines (libtiff-3.8.2),

libtiff-3.8.2-7.el5_6.7.x86_64 already installed and latest version
libtiff-3.8.2-7.el5_6.7.i386 already installed and latest version

Thank you for your help, I am stumped on this one so far.