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Re: Squeeze|Cups: pdftops and high CPU load

On Fri 09 Nov 2012 at 09:13:16 +0100, Denny Schierz wrote:

> I'am admin from a poolroom with 100 diskless clients from a university
> and have problems with Cups under Squeeze and high CPU load, if
> students printing PDFs (which is mostly the default case) . I can see
> that the process "pdftops" takes 100% CPU for several seconds or up to
> 3-4 minutes, which depends on the options and pagesize from the
> original PDF. I didn't recognized it last (~12-15) months, because the
> clients had it's own Cups Daemon, so the processing was done on the
> client side, I think ... But I switched to the Cups broadcast setup,
> for easier maintaining printers.
> So, I googled a lot and found in the Ubuntu Bug pages, about poppler
> vs. gs  etc .. or
> http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-2022997.html ....
> Is that also an option under Squeeze? Where I can see the actual
> settings? lpadmin doesn't have any options, to print out the settings

No, you will need Wheezy at least. The switching from Ghostscript to
Poppler is done via the cups-filters package, which does not exist in

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