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A brand new clean install of Ubuntu 8.04 tells me it's printed when it hasn't. I look at the cups access log and it says "Not authorised" - that's the local cups. The printer is on a slug and the slug cups doesn't see the print job.
Just set up a fresh install of Puppy on a laptop on the same network and printed perfectly - so no problem with the slug or it's cups setup I assume.
Oh, the machine with Ubuntu had Mint (7.?) on it before and that printed ok. Before installing Puppy on the lappy, I tried Ubuntu on there. It wouldn't print either.
This kind of suggests to me a problem with 8.04. Googling reveals that one or two others have had the same problem, but I've seen no sign of a solution or confirmation that it is a problem with 8.04.
Oh, forgot to mention - the cups server on the Ubuntu box prints a test page successfully, as does the printer installation program. Try and print from any other app and nada.
I copied the cupsd.conf from the puppy (very basic config) and it made no difference at all to the ubuntu. Still prints test page but nothing else. It's something to do with users ie; the test page uses the correct user, but nowt else does.
This is the one thing that really makes linux difficult for most folk. Security is one thing, but for someone coming from that other environment it's a nightmare. I'd happily set security to "None", but I fear that's impossible.