Department of Electronic Systems

To install a PDF/Postscript printer on your ubuntulinux follow this guide:

  1. Install the cups-pdf package (I used version 2.2.0-1)
  2. Go to System -> Administration -> Printing
  3. Doubleclick "New Pinter"
  4. Notice that there is no mention of a CUPS PDF printer
  5. Open a terminal and tpe "sudo nautilus" and then your password
  6. Go to Filesystem -> usr -> lib -> cups -> backend
  7. Rightclick "cups-pdf" and select Properties
  8. Go to the Permissions tab and click the "Set user ID" special flag
  9. Again try to add a new printer
  10. There is now a "PDF Printer" detected, select it
  11. Select the Generic, Postscript Color Printer (Rev 3b)
  12. Give it a name, like PDF Printer
  13. Right click on the newly created printer, and select Properties
  14. Click "Print a Test Page"
  15. The file should be in your Home folder, under the PDF folder

If you wish to convert the Post Script file to a PDF type:

convert file.pdf