Re: Printing problems
On Thu, Jan 17, 2002 at 03:11:51AM -0800, Jeff wrote:
> Rob Mahurin, 2002-Jan-16 08:40 -0500:
> > On Tue, Jan 15, 2002 at 07:38:04AM -0800, Jeff wrote:
> > > Error: /invalidfont in findfont
> > > Operand stack:
> > > --nostringval--
> > > basefontdict
> > >
> > > So, I believe I have a font issue now. If you have some ideas on
> > > this, I'd really appreciate them. I'm pretty lost...still.
> > I'm having this same problem (with an operand stack of
> > F0 Times-Roman Font Times-
> > after an upgrade this weekend from stable to testing. It seems to
> > happen only from Netscape.
> I'm still fighting with it. It happens printing from any
> application for me.
> Are you using lprng? magicfilter? What's an application that
> works and what is it's print command?
> Sorry to bombard you with questions...I appreciate you help.
No problem ... I offered. You guessed my setup: lprng with
magicfilter. All the programs I use just call lp. Here's a dpkg -l
on lprng, magicfilter, gs, and all of their Depends: and Suggests: (I
ii lprng 3.8.2-1 lpr/lpd printer spooling system
ii debconf 1.0.22 Debian configuration management system
ii libc6 2.2.4-7 GNU C Library: Shared libraries and Timezone
ii magicfilter 1.2-49 automatic printer filter.
ii gs 6.51-5 The Ghostscript Postscript interpreter
un enscript <none> (no description available)
ii bzip2 1.0.1-14 A high-quality block-sorting file compressor
ii gzip 1.3.2-3 The GNU compression utility.
ii xpdf 0.93-4 Portable Document Format viewer for X11
ii libpaperg 1.1.2 Library for handling paper characteristics
ii libgimpprint1 4.1.99-b1-1 library necessary to use gimp-print programs
ii libpng2 1.0.12-3 PNG library - runtime
ii xlibs 4.1.0-11 X Window System client libraries
ii zlib1g 1.1.3-18 compression library - runtime
ii gs-common 0.3.1 Common files for different Ghostscript relea
ii gsfonts 6.0-2 Fonts for the ghostscript interpreter
ii psfontmgr 0.10.1 PostScript font manager -- part of Defoma, D
ii gs-pdfencrypt 1.0.4-6 Provides support to view encrypted PDFs with
After installing enscript and upgrading ghostview and gs-common,
printing from netscape works:
ii ghostview 1.5-27 a PostScript viewer for X11
ii gs-common 0.3.2 Common files for different Ghostscript relea
ii enscript 1.6.2-4 Converts ASCII text to Postscript, HTML, RTF
Before I believe the problem was with converting html to postscript;
html2ps produced output that crashed gv, that sort of thing. I was
able to print plain text and .pdfs (produced by pdflatex, the one that
worked yesterday is at
http://web.utk.edu/~rmahurin/skool/syllabus.pdf) at least; I'm not
sure what else I tested. I'm going to blame gs-common, since that was
the only real dependency involved.
Hope that helps. Let me know if I can test anything else for you.
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