cannot prompt for authorization - print in Evince

Asked by on 2009-02-04

open a .pdf by document viewer Evince, when I print, there is an error message "Failed to print document - Can't prompt for authorization". But i can print using open office Excel, etc. Even re-install the Evince, still cannot fix the issue.

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Ahmed Faisal (faissl) said : #1

Is that mean that no programs in your system can print..? I mean can you use your printer in your system..?

Tom (tom6) said : #2

@ Ahmed Printing is only a problem in Evince. Other programs can print.

peter (peter-neuweiler) said : #3

Try to use the Acrobat reader. If you don't have it, you can download it from

Tom (tom6) said : #4

If you are still having trouble with this then please post it as a new question. Only the most recent questions tend to get looked at so posting/reposting a question just before america arrives online gives the best chance of getting a good few answers.

If the problem has been resolved then please follow the link to the forum thread and mark it as Solved.

Good luck and many regards from
Tom :)

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