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  1. #131
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    Re: HOWTO: Install Cups-PDF

    I have found a solution to my problem. Before I give the solution, I would like to briefly describe what my problem was and how it started.

    I had a working Feisty and upgraded to Gutsy. After that I could no longer print to PDF. I read and followed the instructions from various posts and nothing changed until last night. I found a post at https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...ys/+bug/152537 about an unrelated matter. I tried one of the solutions offered there "sudo aa-complain cupsd" and the problem was immediately fixed.

    It may or may not work for you. If it does work I would like to know.

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    Re: HOWTO: Install Cups-PDF

    "Go to the Permissions tab and click the "Set user ID" special flag"

    I cannot find the Set User Id special flag.

    Any ideas? (I am using Feisty)

    Many thanks

    Mary

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    Re: HOWTO: Install Cups-PDF

    Quote Originally Posted by marym View Post
    "Go to the Permissions tab and click the "Set user ID" special flag"

    I cannot find the Set User Id special flag.

    Any ideas? (I am using Feisty)

    Many thanks

    Mary
    I think that step is no longer necessary in Feisty. At any rate, it appears that the setuid option has been removed from Nautilus. You can check the permissions by typing
    Code:
    ls -l /usr/lib/cups/backend/cups-pdf
    and see if there's an s in the first field (something like this: -rwsr-xr--) If not, you can set the permissions from the terminal thus:
    Code:
    sudo chmod 4755 /usr/lib/cups/backend/cups-pdf

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    Re: HOWTO: Install Cups-PDF

    Hi,

    Thanks for helping Marym. She is my mother, and if it wasn't for this forum I'm sure I'd be getting a lot more phonecalls asking for help.

    Cheers for keeping me less stressed.

    Ciarán

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    Re: HOWTO: Install Cups-PDF

    Sorted and thank you all.

    And don't believe everything Ciarán says - he loves getting calls from me really.

    MaryM

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    Lightbulb Re: HOWTO: Install Cups-PDF

    Thank you very much for the original posting, it made my day!

    A note for linux users who would like to use the command line for setting the user id flag in permissions instead of using Nautilus in sudo mode - one can do the same thing by issuing this command:

    sudo chmod u+s /usr/lib/cups/backend/cups-pdf

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    Re: HOWTO: Install Cups-PDF

    I've just tested it on PARSIX and it works fine.
    many thanks to ubuntu community >

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    Re: HOWTO: Install Cups-PDF

    Code:
    I have found a solution to my problem. Before I give the solution, I would like to briefly describe what my problem was and how it started.
    
    I had a working Feisty and upgraded to Gutsy. After that I could no longer print to PDF. I read and followed the instructions from various posts and nothing changed until last night. I found a post at https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...ys/+bug/152537 about an unrelated matter. I tried one of the solutions offered there "sudo aa-complain cupsd" and the problem was immediately fixed.
    
    It may or may not work for you. If it does work I would like to know.
    Yeah, that worked for me. Thanks! (Although from what I see on that launchpad bug report, I might have to make this a startup action, as setting aa-complain might not stick after restart
    Setup: Thinkpad Z61t, running Ubuntu 7.10

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    Exclamation Re: HOWTO: Install Cups-PDF

    Thanks to everyone from this thread for all their guidance. The sticking point in this whole process is that you need to be root to edit the permissions on the executable.

    1. Install the cups-pdf package (I used version 2.2.0-1)
    2. Go to System -> Administration -> Printing
    3. Doubleclick "New Pinter"
    4. Notice that there is no mention of a CUPS PDF printer
    5. Open a terminal and tpe "sudo nautilus" and then your password
    6. Go to Filesystem -> usr -> lib -> cups -> backend
    7. Rightclick "cups-pdf" and select Properties
    8. Go to the Permissions tab and click the "Set user ID" special flag
    9. Again try to add a new printer
    10. There is now a "PDF Printer" detected, select it
    11. Select the Generic, Postscript Color Printer (Rev 3b)
    12. Give it a name, like PDF Printer
    13. Right click on the newly created printer, and select Properties
    14. Click "Print a Test Page"
    The file should be in your Home folder, under the PDF folder

    Hi.
    A can't install a follow this steps but in the 8th step "Set User Id" isn't, I tried change the permissions to my user and when a go to the 9th step there is no mention of a CUPS PDF printer again.
    After i changed the permissions i restart "sudo /etc/init.d/cupsys restart" can you help me please.

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    Re: HOWTO: Install Cups-PDF

    Also too a person can use "Print to File" and output to postscript, then use ps2pdf to convert it. Worked better for me than cups-pdf with a couple images in gimp.

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