Re: Wheezy printing problem: 2 identical (?) machines and 1 does not print PDFs
On Fri, 25 May 2012 17:22:11 +0100, Brian wrote:
> On Fri 25 May 2012 at 15:59:55 +0000, Camaleón wrote:
>> On Fri, 25 May 2012 16:45:06 +0100, Brian wrote:
>> > The native language of the printer is PCL but it also has a
>> > PostScript interpreter. It is happy to be given a file in either
>> > language.
>> PostScript is a raw language, no conversion is needed between the doc
>> and the printer,
> I suggest you have a look at how CUPS works. This statement is exactly
> the opposite of what happens when a PostScript job is submitted.
How is that? Both, printer and driver, share the same language.
>> that's why is better that PCL (should the printer
>> native support for it) although I use the latter because is faster.
> No. Please see above.
I've always understood (and that's also my own experience) is the
opposite. Even in windows, a PS driver it takes longer to proceed with
the job because PS uses a very descriptive and detailed language.
>> > The first thing CUPS will do when it sees the PS file is convert it
>> > to PDF, so I'm not sure that will tell us anything interesting.
>> > However, it would be good to know whether the same difference in
>> > behaviour happens with other files.
>> I have experienced a similar problem when printing PDF files that were
>> badly or poorly encoded. Converting the files to a different "language"
>> (thus avoinding the source of the error) solved the problem. But that
>> can happen only for specific-crafted PDF files so YMMV depending on the
>> application it was used to generate the PDF files.
> The OP has no problem with printing the file from one machine. It is the
> other, 'identical' machine which is troubling him in a particular way.
> Anecdotal evidence may not help him reach a solution.
Running the test won't hurt and anyway, he still did not say if the file
is the same in both computers nor if all the PDFs are failing, or maybe I
missed that reply.