My Windows 7 computer has now become inconsistent in the specific failure. This morning I tried the check printing module again and printing a report and somewhere in the sequence I got a "not enough memory" error and GnuCash crashed. This machine has 24 Gig of RAM and 296 Gig free on the C drive. Skip the next paragraph to read my conclusions.
After restarting GnuCash 2.6.18 working on a file on my local C drive when I try printing I get the dialog to select a printer, I notice that it is pointing to my favorite LAN printer, press print and the dialog box disappears, but nothing goes to the printer. Looking at the printer queue I now see four 15 meg 2 page documents from Gnucash sitting there growing grass or whatever documents do when they do not come out to the print tray. I discover that the paper tray is empty. Oops! I pause the documents in the Queue and reload the paper tray. Page 1 of 6 of a 2 day old document comes out. The rest of that document seems to have gone to the bit bucket in the sky. Now I try resuming one of the reports from GnuCash and it appears in the printer output tray. Similarly, a 1 page test document from Libre Calc comes out and it is identical to the one that was stuck in the printer memory from yesterday. I see that GnuCash does have a different interface to the system printers than most other programs. My current hypothesis is that interface somehow choked when the printer 'went offline' because it was out of paper and when it crashed it took GnuCash with it. After restarting GnuCash the printing interface was able to route jobs correctly to the system queue for the selected printer. Since I am currently unable to reproduce the out of memory error or program crash so far, that is just a hypothesis, but the developers may be able to suggest a better test. This could still be related to recent Windows updates because some recent hardening seems to be fiddling with permissions to work with printers. I have had a different computer with Ubuntu 16.04 suddenly become unable to print due to an obscure permissions issue to that same LAN printer after an update, and I still have not been able to fix it. David C On Thu, Feb 22, 2018 at 1:53 AM, David Carlson <david.carlson....@gmail.com> wrote: > I seem to recall that GnuCash uses a different printing system dialog than > most other windows programs. Perhaps a developer knows where to look for > this problem. > > David C > > On Thu, Feb 22, 2018 at 1:49 AM, David Carlson < > david.carlson....@gmail.com> wrote: > >> When printing checks the same thing happens when clicking on the Print >> button in the check printing box. There would not be a work-around for >> that. >> >> David C >> >> On Wed, Feb 21, 2018 at 11:16 PM, Greg Feneis <mfen...@gmail.com> wrote: >> >>> As a work around, perhaps try the Export as PDF function, then print the >>> exported PDF from a PDF viewer? >>> >>> >>> Kind regards, >>> >>> Greg Feneis >>> >>> >>> >>> On Wed, Feb 21, 2018 at 7:19 PM, jeffrey black < >>> beastmaster...@hotmail.com> >>> wrote: >>> >>> > Does anyone have any idea of why version 2.6.19 of GnuCash will no >>> > longer recognize any physical printer hooked to my Windows 10 Pro >>> > computer? All other windoze programs do, and until today I have been >>> > able to print any GnuCash report on this computer. Split lines and all. >>> > I needed a quick and dirty one page report so didn't do the html export >>> > print or I would not have noticed. It has worked before, I use it to >>> > print tax reports for each month of the year. >>> > >>> > Just to check, I looked on my laptop which has windoze 10 home with >>> > GnuCash 2.6.19, and it recognizes and prints to all of my printers. >>> > >>> > Both computers are running 64 bit versions of windoze, one pro the >>> other >>> > home, and I am using the same data file on both computers (moved the >>> > portable usb drive). >>> > >>> > I have rebooted the computer, unistalled 2.6.19 and reinstalled from a >>> > new download. >>> > >>> > Suggestions (besides dumping windoze, I am down to two legacy apps, >>> then >>> > Hallelujah Unix here I come) ? >>> > >>> > --JEffrey Black M.B.A. >>> > >>> > >>> > _______________________________________________ >>> > gnucash-user mailing list >>> > firstname.lastname@example.org >>> > To update your subscription preferences or to unsubscribe: >>> > https://lists.gnucash.org/mailman/listinfo/gnucash-user >>> > If you are using Nabble or Gmane, please see >>> > https://wiki.gnucash.org/wiki/Mailing_Lists for more information. >>> > ----- >>> > Please remember to CC this list on all your replies. >>> > You can do this by using Reply-To-List or Reply-All. >>> _______________________________________________ >>> gnucash-user mailing list >>> email@example.com >>> To update your subscription preferences or to unsubscribe: >>> https://lists.gnucash.org/mailman/listinfo/gnucash-user >>> If you are using Nabble or Gmane, please see >>> https://wiki.gnucash.org/wiki/Mailing_Lists for more information. >>> ----- >>> Please remember to CC this list on all your replies. >>> You can do this by using Reply-To-List or Reply-All. >>> >> >> > _______________________________________________ gnucash-user mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org To update your subscription preferences or to unsubscribe: https://lists.gnucash.org/mailman/listinfo/gnucash-user If you are using Nabble or Gmane, please see https://wiki.gnucash.org/wiki/Mailing_Lists for more information. ----- Please remember to CC this list on all your replies. 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