[cups.general] Unable to write print data: Broken pipe

Michael R Sweet msweet at apple.com
Thu May 1 09:40:23 PDT 2008

Steph Phillips wrote:
> I am running Kubuntu 8.04 (hardy herron) from my laptop, on a small LAN with a networked Fuji-Xerox Docuprint c525a. I downloaded an rpm driver for the printer from the F-X website, and converted to a deb with Alien.
> If I try to print more than one or two pages I get nothing. The problem appears to be a "broken pipe" (see the error log below).
> This is really, really annoying, I hope you can help.

The printer is dropping the connection.  If printing directly via
USB or parallel works, verify that you have the current firmware
installed in the printer, and if so give F-X a call to see if they
know about the problem.

Michael R Sweet                        Senior Printing System Engineer

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