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I have linux Mint / Cinnamon set up with CUPS server and HP Laserjet 1012 printer. I can print test page from windows 7 over my home network but cannot print from any application on my win 7 box. BTW, it works great printing from my iPad!
Any ideas? I have read a variety of articles on line and tried a few suggestions but to no avail. The applications seem to react like they are printing ( no error messages ) but the job never shows up on the CUPS server.
Its been a while since I did printing from Windows to Linux CUPS, so what I say may not be relevant still.
But what I recall was that you used either samba, LPD or IPP.
How did you set up your system to print?
There should be a lot of posts about samba and cups printing here and on the web.
In samba there was a "raw" pass thru mode to tells CUPS not to process the printed data sent to it.
Hope this helps.
If you're printing the test page but your applications are not, it suggests that they are printing elsewhere. It would be unlikely to be driver or samba issue if the test page is printing. Are you sure that the default printer is your network printer and that the application is printing to that printer?
I am not using Samba. I am printing using IPP to CUPS. I have done some additional testing. First, I removed the printer that i had installed through the printers window and started from scratch. In explorer I displayed the network and opened my Linux server. The only thing displayed is my CUPS printer(s). Double clicking on the HP 1012 results in the manual driver installation window. Since windows does not have a 1012 driver, I selected a "generic" HP driver that uses Postscript. Here is where I am:
Prints test page to printer
Excel prints properly
Word prints properly
Windows live mail prints properly
When the document spools, I can also hear my server drive working.
Quick books does not print (it pretends to, you see the print window come up briefly as it spools)
Nuance PDF Converter Pro will not print (same symptoms)
There is no server drive activity so I suspect the disconnect is in the windoze machine.
what would allow Microsoft applications to print properly and non- Microsoft product to fail?
Now, that's a Windows 7 printer question! You could check a Windows forum
I'd check the printer settings for those non Microsoft applications and even consider reinstalling them, now that the printer is working for other Windows apps.
For your printer, do you have:
Both will work for ipp, but I think #1 has problems sometimes in Windows.
Last edited by mostlyharmless; 03-05-2014 at 09:45 AM.
Thanks mostly harmless. As I hit the enter button it occurred to me that I am in the wrong forum considering my current situation. I appreciate your comments. Since I seem to have nothing that looks like what you are suggesting on my windoze machine, I guess some additional research is in order. If you could point me in the right direction, I would be grateful.
Try going to Control Panel->Devices and Printers->Add a Printer->Add a network printer etc.
Stop the scanning and click my printer isn't listed. Then you get a dialog box that you can type one of the two addresses (ipp:// or http:// ) above into...
. for the misbehaving apps, check printer preferences to see if the printer is the default printer and that that is your printer. Make sure your installed printer is selected as the default under Control Panel->Devices and Printers
Last edited by mostlyharmless; 03-05-2014 at 09:48 AM.
THANK YOU, mostlyharmless! That worked great! I was able to print to both of my printers attached to th CUPS server. It did create another interesting problem though. In Quickbooks, I can no longer get into the printer setup app where printers are assigned to the various print functions, ie checks, deposits, reports, etc. since most of the functions allow printer selection at time of use, it is not a major deal... Just an interesting anomaly. I uninstalled the printers and even uninstalled IPP and rebooted... No joy. After reinstalling the printers and IPP, the behavior was the same. But that is a subject for another forum