Just now I went to print a pdf document in evince. The print job quit
halfway through, and a program called "foomatic-rip" started grabbing
all my memory; the last top reading was 667 MB resident memory and
1069 MB virtual. Alas, I didn't get to the command line in time enough
to kill it and completely choked my system; I could neither ssh in
from another machine to kill it nor kill X with ctrl-alt-backspace;
my only recourse was a hard-reboot (accompanied by a lot of cursing).
I've seen footmatic-rip sporadically misbehave this way before, both
under FC6, which I am currently running, and FC5; previous occasions
it has been printing from Firefox. I don't see it happen when printing
from Abiword or glabels on the other hand.
Anyone have any idea what is going on? I am printing to a Lexmark Z-51
$ rpm -qf /usr/lib/cups/filter/foomatic-rip
This is a little complex to follow. It's taken me two weeks to define
the problem without finding a solution. Basically, my HP
psc_1310_series printer keeps becoming un-enabled and removed as
default. Here is what happens:
I login, check my printer_config settings and my HP psc_1310_series
printer is check marked as enabled. Open a word processing or text
editing program such as Open Office Writer, AbiWord, emacs or gedit and
try and print a test page. The test page is put in the queue but no
printing. I again check my printer_config; my HP psc_1310_series
printer is no longer enabled. If I re-checkmark the enabled box and
'Apply', the printer immediately prints everything in the queue even if
I have cancelled all the outstanding jobs.
Everything continues to print fine in every program until I log out and
in again. The cycle continues with the printer_config being marked as
enabled until I call a new test print job.
I am baffled.
I have an IDE HDD with a vfat (FAT32) partition, in a USB enclosure.
There seems to be a hardware failure. Machines can still mount the
partition, but errors cause reading to be very slow.
What are the optimal methods for automating the retrieval process? I'm
guessing some of you have techniques/scripts which would help me get
as much data as possible.
Fedora Core 6 and proud
I'm getting spammed to death. I'm running sendmail and ClamAV.
Is there a way of filtering mail by keyword? I seem to get
a few particular emails from different sources, but they are
all the same messages.
i can rename a file in the current dir
is there a way to be in a parent dir, and rename a file in a child dir?
i can use the find cmd, and generate the files i want to rename. however, my
attempts at using the find . -name "foo" | xargs rename... doesn't seem to
work, as the rename is coming back saying that the file doesn't exist..
it seems that the rename is operating on files in the current dir, as
opposed to the files from the 'find'....
I have a machine with newly installed Fedora Core 6 (i386).
I had ran "yum update" on that machine.
When starting kprinter I get the following error message:
An error occurred while retrieving the printer list.
Connection to CUPS server failed.
Check that the CUPS server is correctly installed and running.
Error: the IPP request failed for an unknown reason.
service cups restart does not change anything.
rpm -q cups
There is NO firewall running on that machine.
I also ran "tail -f /var/log/cups/error_log" when starting kprinter,
yet I don't see any message in that log when kprinter is starting.
It is a fresh installation of Fedora Core 6. I did NOT yet installed
printers using cups/kprinter on that machine.
I can enter the web interface from a firefox browser by:
http://127.0.0.1:631 without any erros or problems.
Any idea what can cause this error message?
Whenever I copy large files (>2G) or create large tar archives I basically
loose control of my box (2.1Gz Laptop running FC5) until the copy or tar is
complete. I can still try and work but the mouse movements are delayed
several seconds, other programs take minutes to respond, etc.
Is there a way I can overcome this so I can still work as normal during these
operations, maybe a way to limit the amount of cpu or system resources that a
cp or tar process can have? Other ideas?
Thanks in advance
What is the safest way of allowing access to a home system
from a remote computer?
I am running Fedora-6 and shorewall.
Any advice or suggestions gratefully received.
e-mail (<80k only): tim /at/ birdsnest.maths.tcd.ie
tel: +353-86-2336090, +353-1-2842366
s-mail: School of Mathematics, Trinity College, Dublin 2, Ireland
> George Hare wrote:
> > What happens now ? Will something new come down the pike? Where will
> > you all go? You all have been a great group, supportive and helpful. I
> > even gleaned some insight from the flame wars ;-). Thank you all.
> > George Hare
> What is this posting in relation to? What is changing?