[clug] Follow-up developments - was Canon 4000 printer?

Felix Karpfen felix at spodzone.org.uk
Thu Jan 14 18:18:56 MST 2010

On Fri, 15 Jan 2010 08:35:58 +1100, Michael Carden wrote:

> Felix, there are a *lot* of hits on Google for this CUPS error.

I was blaming everything except CUPS :( !
> Here's a Debian specific report:
> http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=462149

Tried it; it fixed (?) that error and created another one.

The error-message now reads:

  /usr/lib/cups/filter/foomatic-rip stopped with status 1!  

In the error log, the preceding steps are:

| I [15/Jan/2010:11:40:16 +1100] [Job 238] File of type application/
postscript queued by "root".
| I [15/Jan/2010:11:40:16 +1100] [Job 238] Started filter /usr/lib/cups/
filter/pstops (PID 22820)
| I [15/Jan/2010:11:40:16 +1100] [Job 238] Started filter /usr/lib/cups/
filter/foomatic-rip (PID 22821)
| I [15/Jan/2010:11:40:16 +1100] [Job 238] Started backend /usr/lib/cups/
backend/parallel (PID 22822)
| E [15/Jan/2010:11:40:18 +1100] PID 22821 (/usr/lib/cups/filter/foomatic-
rip) stopped with status 1!
| I [15/Jan/2010:11:40:18 +1100] Hint: Try setting the LogLevel to 
"debug" to find out more.
| E [15/Jan/2010:11:40:18 +1100] [Job 238] Job stopped due to filter error

> And the Fedora forums had this as a fix: sudo chmod 0700
> /usr/lib/cups/backend/parallel

Not needed; the "print test" was run by "root" - who owns the file;
current permissions were changed (in accordance with the Debian bug
report) to 0755.
> I don't have a definitive answer for you though.

I think it is a lost cause and does not warrant any further

For what it is worth, the paper-feed on the Canon printer has no
problems with my (supermarket) copy-paper.

Thank you for the prompt attention to my problem.


Felix Karpfen
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