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Old 07-04-2004, 05:49 AM   #1
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cups printing: can print test page, but printer not available in openoffice


Hey

I have (successfully) set up a printer on my desktop. I can successfully print a test page, however, when I go to OpenOffice to print a document, my printers aren't listed there.

It definately was there about 36 hours ago, as I printed from it.

I have looked into the commanline stuff, but I get errors:

root@archimedes hamish # lpr
lpr: error - scheduler not responding!
root@archimedes hamish # lpstat hamishjames
lpstat: get-jobs failed: client-error-forbidden

Then, I thought about reinstalling it under a different name, but got another error:

root@archimedes hamish # foomatic-configure -s cups -p Epson-Stylus_C42UX -c file:/dev/usb/lp0 -n c42ux -d gimp-print-ijs
lpinfo: cups-get-devices failed: client-error-forbidden
lpadmin: add-printer (enable) failed: client-error-forbidden
Could not set up/change the queue "c42ux"!
root@archimedes hamish #

All correct modules are loaded - indeed, it DOES work because I can print the test page - however, it doesn't seem happy!

One thing I did, which maybe damaged it was to run the "gnome-cups-manager" (which didn't highlight that I had a printer isntalled) and I wonder if that earased my printers and changed the cups stuff which I had. Does that sound likely?

Thanks in advance.

hamish
 
Old 07-04-2004, 07:04 AM   #2
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IIRC go to wherever you installed OO and run "./spadmin" (without quotes)

There is a box to add the print command, I think it will default to lpr, change to lpr-cups and it should work

Sorry for the vague answer, I am watching the French GP right now
 
Old 07-04-2004, 08:20 AM   #3
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Hey

found that, but even when I changed it to "lpr-cups", I still get the lpr: error - scheduler not responding! .

I just don't understand why the printers aren't listed in OO.

Any other suggestions?

Hamish
 
Old 07-05-2004, 04:26 AM   #4
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If the scheduler is not responding, you need to restart cups. Everytime you make one of these changes to the configuration restart cups.
 
Old 07-05-2004, 11:50 AM   #5
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I have restarted cups, however, no change.

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