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    Can't print: Cups says "Filter failed"

    Hi everyone,
    I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a new computer and my old Lexmark 1290 printer now won't work. I had previously installed it following on another machine with Ubuntu 12.04 following the instructions here:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=49714&page=57
    and had no problems.

    Now when I do the same on the new computer I cannot get anything to print at all. According to Cups 1.7.2, the printer's status is
    Code:
    Idle - Rendering completed
    and the failed print job's status is
    Code:
    Stopped "Filter failed"
    Does anyone know what is happening and how to fix it?
    Linux is to Windows as Bach is to Bieber.

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    Re: Can't print: Cups says "Filter failed"

    Hi,

    did you have any solution to this issue : I have the same problem
    (I'm using the lexmark.z600-0.4.deb package on 14.04 64-bit which works correctly on all my other 12.04 32/64 bit ubuntus)

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    [SOLVED] Can't print: Cups says "Filter failed"

    OK. I fixed the problem by looking at the /var/log/cups/error_log and finding the line :

    D [08/Aug/2014:13:43:14 +0200] [Job 256] Dell-A920: error while loading shared libraries: libcupsimage.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    I installed the missing library according instrunctions found in http://misterpinchy.wordpress.com/20...on-ubuntu-x64/ :

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install lib32stdc++6 libcupsimage2:i386
    It did not work yet and I found the line (in /var/log/cups/error_log) :

    D [08/Aug/2014:13:54:19 +0200] [Job 256] Dell-A920: error while loading shared libraries: libstdc++.so.5: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    However :

    Code:
    $ sudo apt-cache policy libstdc++5
    libstdc++5:
      Installed: 1:3.3.6-25ubuntu4
      Candidate: 1:3.3.6-25ubuntu4
      Version table:
     *** 1:3.3.6-25ubuntu4 0
            500 http://be.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty/universe amd64 Packages
            100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
    So I concluded that the cups libary was looking for the i386 (32-bit) version of the library :

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install libstdc++5:i386
    Now it works for me !

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