Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

My printer is blocking; there is no relevant message in the error log, but the printer dialog says: "/var/spool/cups/d00359-001 (object 89 0, file position 957134): expected endobj"

I deleted that file but that didn't change anything.

This happened after trying to print a latex-generated pdf (3.5MB)

enter image description here

share|improve this question
Have you tried to delete the printer configuration and retrying as a new printer? – Leo Jun 3 '13 at 14:42
That did it, thanks! – Jasper van den Bosch Jun 3 '13 at 15:16
up vote 1 down vote accepted

Well, I posted it as a comment, but I will post it as a answer.

Maybe deleting the printer will reset the stack and solve the error.

My computer system is in Spanish, but the icons are very clear to do the steps

  1. Go to System Configuration -> Printers enter image description here
  2. Delete the printer that is having the error enter image description here
  3. Unplug the printer an plug it again to configure it as a new printer
  4. Try to print
share|improve this answer

I would try and avoid deleting/adding a printer if possible. This link has a thorough answer to your question and provides a cleaner/ alternate method to resolving your issue:

Is there an approved way to clear /var/cups/cache on a Unix system?

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.