I have recently updated to Centos 8 after several years of using Centos 7 as workstation, when trying to print, in the dialog itself I see :

Printer status :

file /usr/lib/cups/filter/bannetopdf has insecure permissions

And when trying to print I receive a notification 'Printer Stopped' right away.

I have Xerox Phaser which properly works on anotehr laptop.

What might be the cause of it ?



  • As indicated by the error message, the file has the wrong permissions. Please add the output of ls -la /usr/lib/cups/filter/b* to your question. – Freddy Oct 31 '20 at 16:12
  • Hi @Freddy , Thank you for your time and help, -rwxrwxrwx. 1 root root 89544 Apr 16 2020 /usr/lib/cups/filter/bannertopdf -rwxrwxrwx. 1 root root 2367 Apr 16 2020 /usr/lib/cups/filter/brftoembosser -rwxrwxrwx. 1 root root 3309 Apr 16 2020 /usr/lib/cups/filter/brftopagedbrf The user itself is admin not root - should I run chown on it? Please take into account I have other users besides admin in the workstation . – James Roeiter Oct 31 '20 at 16:32
  • By the error output, you have shown us this appears to be an issue with the permissions to /usr/lib/cups/filter/ I don't know how your system is configured, but if you need to change permissions back to default for an application, you can use the rpm --restore PACKAGE_NAME From the man page rpm --restore PACKAGE_NAME The option restores owner, group, permissions and capabilities of files in the given package. – Heysus Escobar Oct 31 '20 at 17:07
  • I’m concerned about how those files got set to 777 permissions. It is a security issue at this point. – jsbillings Nov 2 '20 at 1:36

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