cups-pdf - stops with status 249!

Anonymous anonymous at
Wed Apr 6 21:30:16 PDT 2005

Hi all,

There doesnt appear to be a forum for cups-pdf printing. I have installed cups-pdf with the defaults as per installation instructions on Basiucally I chose postscript as the vendor and colour for the driver. Colour was the only option available.

When I print a test page from the cups-admin web app all goes well. Whenever I try and print from a client machine the printer crashes and the following appears in my cups error-log.


I [06/Apr/2005:19:09:58 +0200] Job 301 queued on 'PDF' by 'abd'.
I [06/Apr/2005:19:09:58 +0200] Started filter /usr/lib/cups/filter/pstops (PID 17714) for job 301.
I [06/Apr/2005:19:09:58 +0200] Started backend /usr/lib/cups/backend/cups-pdf (PID 17715) for job 301.
E [06/Apr/2005:19:09:58 +0200] PID 17715 stopped with status 249!
I [06/Apr/2005:19:09:58 +0200] Hint: Try setting the LogLevel to "debug" to find out more.
I [06/Apr/2005:19:09:58 +0200] Saving printers.conf...
E [06/Apr/2005:19:10:28 +0200] Bad request line "g" from!
E [06/Apr/2005:19:10:28 +0200] Bad request line "g" from!
E [06/Apr/2005:19:10:30 +0200] Bad request line "g" from!

Enabling the log level to debug results in tons of output in which I cannot find any clues. Maybe because I dont know what I am looking for. What is status 249?

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