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I'm attempting to print to a Dell 2350dn using the Dell ppd. It once worked and now doesn't, but I use this printer infrequently and don't know what happened in the interim.

1.7.0~rc1-0ubuntu5.2, Ubuntu 13.10, x86_64

The cups error log has:

E [07/Feb/2014:16:11:53 -0800] [Job 140] Job stopped due to filter errors; please consult the error_log file for details.
D [07/Feb/2014:16:11:53 -0800] [Job 140] The following messages were recorded from 16:11:53 to 16:11:53
D [07/Feb/2014:16:11:53 -0800]
---- (above line repeated apx 40 times) ----
D [07/Feb/2014:16:11:53 -0800] [Job 140] End of messages
D [07/Feb/2014:16:11:53 -0800] [Job 140] printer-state=3(idle)
D [07/Feb/2014:16:11:53 -0800] [Job 140] printer-state-message="Filter failed"
D [07/Feb/2014:16:11:53 -0800] [Job 140] printer-state-reasons=none

Notice that the debug message is blank. There is no indication of which filter failed or why (other than "Filter failed" in error_log and in the print.

I have attempted to reinstall the printer several times with no change.

One of the actions in the interim was to install a set of packages I installed to support a Canon MF4890dw (cndrvcups-ufr2-us and cndrvcups-common). I removed (purged) both of those, but the situation is unchanged.

Any suggestions?

Also posted to .

Previously posted to and received recommendation to ask superuser.

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I see the same on ubunt trying to print on a network printer. However I do not know exactly how to add the printer in my companies network. Anyway, whatever I try to do I see this error message. It would be great if somebody could explain the meaning of this error message. It would be awesome if somebody could re-implement this with self-explanatory error messages. – highsciguy Feb 26 '14 at 15:12

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