October 2016

Cups PDF Filter Crashes

Problem: for some PDF files cups does not print the page, the web gui just tells “filter failed” and in the cups logfile you find [Job 528] PID 19521 (gs) crashed on signal 11! Discussion: cups on debian uses ghostscript as pdf renderer. The pdf renderer of ghostsciprt crashes on many files. You can test by simply running …

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Autosave for VIM

I believe that it’s a good idea that vi does not auto save during editing. Think of config files or src files that should never be in an inconsistent state. The programmer or sysadmin should decide when he wants to save data. But sometime auto save is handy, while typing lists like todo lists or …

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