Print preview does not work

Print preview in Image Reader does not work.
Print preview in GIMP does not work.
Print preview in Document viewer does not work.
What is happening? why is it not working anymore?? what have i done??? how to solve this???



In a terminal, what do you see when you enter these commands?
sudo ls -l /bin/sh
which sh

Also what version PureOS do you have?
lsb_release -a

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Please check (if helps) this:
sudo service cups status
sudo service cups start

As well: “Make sure that the override_restrictions option is checked”:

$ dconf-editor /org/gnome/evince
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sudo ls -l /bin/sh
answer: lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 4 23 feb 2022 /bin/sh -> dash

which sh
answer: /usr/bin/sh

Version pure: 10 byzantium

You would have to follow that up with

ls -l /bin/dash

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answer: -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 125560 10 dec 2020 /bin/dash

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Maybe then try to invoke /bin/sh with some simple command. Be careful though. Just typing sh will not invoke /bin/sh which is a bit unhelpful but there you go. So you would need to specify /bin/sh explicitly.

I cannot know which particular file (image/jpg perhaps) doesn’t show in print preview, therefore this (here related) link:

Other related example:
xdg-mime query default application/pdf
ls -la
mimeopen -d ~/TEST.pdf
xdg-open ~/TEST.pdf

Should work there without any issues as well:
xdg-mime query filetype ~/Downloads
xdg-mime query default inode/directory
xdg-open ~/Downloads

P.S. At least I hope that above direction will work for you (if helps to get some particular file print preview).

I’m getting the very same output (nothing wrong with it, IMHO):

$ ls -l /bin/dash
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 125560 Dec 10  2020 /bin/dash