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Hi, When I'm print printing I'm frequently (but not always) getting the error message: "Failed to print document: Too many failed attempts" This more often happens when I try to ...
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    Error message when printing??


    Hi,

    When I'm print printing I'm frequently (but not always) getting the error message:
    "Failed to print document: Too many failed attempts"

    This more often happens when I try to print several pages at once but its now happening with a single page. Last night was a particularly bad on in that after printing about 4 sides I got the above error and that was the end of printing for the day.

    Any ideas?



    Ubuntu 9.04 and printer is HP1460

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    Some more detailed information on the problem may be found in the system logs. These can be found in the /var/log/ folder. If you are using CUPS for printing, there is the /var/log/cups/ folder. Otherwise, check the output of dmesg when the printing fails.
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    Quote Originally Posted by waterhead View Post
    Some more detailed information on the problem may be found in the system logs. These can be found in the /var/log/ folder. If you are using CUPS for printing, there is the /var/log/cups/ folder. Otherwise, check the output of dmesg when the printing fails.
    Well I've just done a bit of googling around on this and seems that I'm not alone. It seems there is a bug in Jaunty when printing from Evince. This seems quite a recent discovery and some work arounds people are trying which I dont fully understand. So looks like it's a ongoing at the moment. I'm going to see if it occurs anywhere else.

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    I just printed a page from a .pdf document, that I opened with Evince. I had no problems.

    I use CUPS to handle the printers, and my printer is a networked printer. The version of Evince I have is 2.26.1.
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    Quote Originally Posted by waterhead View Post
    I just printed a page from a .pdf document, that I opened with Evince. I had no problems.

    I use CUPS to handle the printers, and my printer is a networked printer. The version of Evince I have is 2.26.1.
    I have the same version of Evince. It seems some people do have the problem (like after upgrading to Jaunty...I did a clean install) and some dont. I apparently do! But I can print out of acrobat without problem. What I did just find though if I get the problem and it wont print/give me the error msg I simply click on print preview and then hit print from there and it works fine. go figure! I guess I'll just use Acrobat and let the bug get fixed in time!

    Mike

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