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    Default Printer only prints half a page.

    Hi.
    I have connected my Canon inkjet i9950 to my system. However, when I go to print PDFs it most times locks up part way through printing a page. I have to disconnect the USB to free up the printer to form feed the stuck page.

    If I print test pages via CUPS localhost:631 they too only print part of the page and lock up.

    I have pasted the cups errorlog at https://paste.opensuse.org/42422501 but I'm not too sure what to make of it.

    I did notice that as the page is being printed there is a "Printer State" field. As it progresses up to 100% it prints but as soon as it says "Processing - Rendering completed", which is only part way through the actual page being printed, the printing stops/freezes. See screen shot https://paste.opensuse.org/75588534 .



    Any ideas what's going wrong? I spent a few days googling but came up blank.
    Thanks,
    Chris.

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    Question Re: Printer only prints half a page.

    @kitman:

    Which PPD are you using?

    Looking at the Open Printing world <http://www.openprinting.org/printers/manufacturer/Canon> and, the Canon support material, there ain't no Linux driver available for that printer.
    • Other Operating Systems also have issues: nothing newer than Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) and, nothing newer than Windows 8 (not 8.1) is supported …


    Sorry, but, you may have a Paper Weight …

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    Default Re: Printer only prints half a page.

    Quote Originally Posted by dcurtisfra View Post
    @kitman:

    Which PPD are you using?
    This is the only one "Canon i9950 - CUPS+Gutenprint v5.2.14" the system would load.

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    Default AW: Printer only prints half a page.

    Canon i9950 bjc-i9950 EXPERIMENTAL
    See here (last Canon Printer in the list):
    http://gimp-print.sourceforge.net/p_...d_Printers.php

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    Default Re: Printer only prints half a page.

    I note that turboprint offer a commercial Linux driver for this model. They let users try it for free for 30 days, and upgrade to the paid-version if happy with it.
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    Default Re: Printer only prints half a page.

    With respect to the free gutenprint driver (filter) you're using, you may want to consider submitting a bug report perhaps...

    http://gimp-print.sourceforge.net/re...html/c193.html
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    Question Re: Printer only prints half a page.

    Quote Originally Posted by kitman View Post
    This is the only one "Canon i9950 - CUPS+Gutenprint v5.2.14" the system would load.
    In /usr/share/cups/model/gutenprint/5.2/C/ there're 2 PPD files for the i9950: a “normal” one – stp-bjc-i9950.5.2.ppd.gz – and a “simplified” one – stp-bjc-i9950.5.2.sim.ppd.gz.

    Both are installed via the gutenprint package.

    What happens if you attempt to use the “simplified” PPD?

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    Default Re: Printer only prints half a page.

    Quote Originally Posted by dcurtisfra View Post

    What happens if you attempt to use the “simplified” PPD?
    No difference

    Quote Originally Posted by Sauerland View Post
    See here (last Canon Printer in the list):
    http://gimp-print.sourceforge.net/p_...d_Printers.php
    Thanks, I downloaded and compiled version 5.3.3. No change.

    However I have discovered a quirk that it seems to be the last page that has issues. If I print a 2 page doc, page 1 is ok. I think I can trick it by editing and adding a blank page to the end of the docs I want. Yes it's a work around and fiddly but I only do printing occasionally. So my i9950 is not a total paperweight

    I'll still report this to gimp-print after I test a bit more. But first I need to buy more ink cartridges cause all those test pages has emptied them

    Thanks to all,
    Chris.

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    Default Re: Printer only prints half a page.

    Thanks for the update. Keep us posted with any bug report updates.
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