[CentOS] cups drivers for printing pdf and tif

Wed Apr 27 02:01:14 UTC 2011
Gregory P. Ennis <PoMec at PoMec.Net>

Gregory P. Ennis wrote:
> 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?
> Ljubomir
> ---------------------------------------------------------
> Ljubomir,
> 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.
> Greg

You should run "yum list installed > <text-file-name>" on both working 
and non-working system and compare (diff?) those lists.


The only difference I can see between the two servers is that the one
that does not work is x64 and the one that works is i386.  I am about
ready to use the old Fedora system as the cups server instead the Centos
5.6 that was just put together.   Thanks much for your help!!!!