Bugzilla – Bug 691203
can only print fully black page - pstoraster-error
Last modified: 2011-12-24 07:32:45 PST
since the update of ghostscript to version 8.71 there are many reportings in the forum of Arch Linux about an error.
The error occuring is that everyone prints a black page until they downgrade to ghostscript 8.70.
Maybe it is related to Arch Linux but we didn't found the reason yet.
The message occuring in the log of cups is
"(/usr/lib/cups/filter/pstoraster) crashed on segnal 11!"
Here are some printers where teh problem occurs:
Canon Pixma MP830
This is most likely a duplicate of bug 691108 which had us (and Redhat and Ubuntu) worried for a while, and was fixed by SVN rev 10890 . Please backport that commit and see if it fixes yours problem.
Please re-open if r10890 does not fix issues.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 691108 ***
Confirmed. Doesn't segfault any more for me on latest svn.ghostscript.com
The mirror at code.google.com is outdated, though.
Created attachment 6108 [details]
The r10890 commit from Till, as a patch
The bug fix commit as a patch, for those who wants to try it.