Problems Printing

Matthias Apitz guru at
Tue Mar 12 12:07:20 UTC 2013

I have checked your logs of last night and I have a few questions:

Can you please show the file /usr/local/etc/cups/ppd/PIXMA.ppd when the
printer PIXMA is configured as Generic PS printer?

The log says, that CUPS is starting a filter chain of:


Why it is using pstoraster and rastertogutenprint if the printer should
be a Generic PS one? It should just handover the PS output of testtops
to the backend/usb? Is this visible in the above PPD file?

The chain is failing in:

> "" not found, required by "rastertogutenprint.5.2"                       
> D [10/Mar/2013:14:18:04 -0500] [Job 12] Shared object                                   
> "" not found, required by "espgs"  

that's why it does not print anything, this is clear. But why it wants
to use this?

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