Unable to write print data: Broken pipe

Steph Phillips sphilli8 at yahoo.com.au
Fri May 2 04:35:38 PDT 2008

I found the solution at ubuntuforums:

As the old saying goes: when in doubt, consult the manual. The problem appears to be that I added the printer using the KDE Add Printer Wizard. It was automatically given a "socket" URI instead of an "lpd" one. When I:
- altered the printer settings at http://localhost:631 (the CUPS admin page) as instructed in the manual for the printer, and
- copied the PPD file into a second place on the hard drive (as instructed on ubunutuforums, see the link above)

..everything started working.

It's still slower than windows, but I can live with that.

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