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kampow 07-19-2006 01:36 PM

actually printing after setup of cups, lp, lpr not happy
 
I'm using a new gentoo install and can't print.

I setup a printer and suceeded in printing the test page using cups by configuring at the localhost on port 631. I also made the printer the default. But now when I use lp or lpr they both say that there is no default printer. The printer is setup via IPP (it's a HP 4200).

Any suggestions. It's funny that the cups help has no info on actually printing, or if it does, I can't find it.

Tinkster 07-19-2006 02:18 PM

I don't know gentoo at all; could you possibly have more than one
printing subsystem installed, e.g. you configured CUPS but lp and
lpr belong to the lprng-package?


Cheers,
Tink

kampow 07-19-2006 02:21 PM

Tink,

Thanks for the idea. how could I tell that?

Actually, my lp man page strongly implies it is for cups.

kampow 07-19-2006 03:34 PM

As an example

lp -d netHP my.ps

hangs, even for simple .ps files.

Tinkster 07-20-2006 02:06 AM

Hard to say ... the first thing is always to locate cupsd.conf
and up the logging level to debug (or debug2), restart the daemon
and see what shows up.


Cheers,
Tink


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