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Old 12-29-2013, 02:08 PM   #1
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cups 1.6.4 printing fine with libreoffice but unable to print test page


cups 1.6.4 is printing fine with libreoffice and with ocular but i am unable to print test page under cups printer > maintenance > print test page.

Here is the error_log:
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root@porteus:~# tail -f /var/log/cups/error_log
D [29/Dec/2013:14:50:41 +0000] [Job 10] prtMarkerSuppliesLevel.1.1 = -3
D [29/Dec/2013:14:50:41 +0000] [Job 10] prtMarkerSuppliesLevel.1.2 = 11458
D [29/Dec/2013:14:50:41 +0000] [Job 10] ATTR: marker-levels=-1,95
D [29/Dec/2013:14:50:41 +0000] [Job 10] new_supply_state=0, change_state=0
D [29/Dec/2013:14:50:41 +0000] [Job 10] new_state=0, change_state=0
D [29/Dec/2013:14:50:41 +0000] [Job 10] End of messages
D [29/Dec/2013:14:50:41 +0000] [Job 10] printer-state=3(idle)
D [29/Dec/2013:14:50:41 +0000] [Job 10] printer-state-message="Waiting for printer to finish."
D [29/Dec/2013:14:50:41 +0000] [Job 10] printer-state-reasons=none
Any suggestion will be appreciated.

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Old 12-29-2013, 03:01 PM   #2
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I never had problems with test print, both for 1.6.4 and also 1.7.0, since that is the first test case i used when building newer cups version
 
Old 12-30-2013, 05:48 AM   #3
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Hi

I upgraded on 14,1 to cups 1.7.0 .
Printing goes well.

but when I want to print test page from web interface /printer is Brother/ I got this message

Unsupported format "application/vnd.cups-banner"

and in logs:

"POST /printers/Brother HTTP/1.1" 200 422 Print-Job client-error-document-format-not-supported

I recompiled ghostscript but it did not help :-(
 
Old 12-30-2013, 09:11 AM   #4
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Have you installed cups-filters package?
 
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Old 12-30-2013, 11:50 AM   #5
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Bingo.

Thanks willysr.
 
Old 12-31-2013, 03:53 PM   #6
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I never had problems with test print, both for 1.6.4 and also 1.7.0, since that is the first test case i used when building newer cups version
Thanks for answering that thread.

I found some explanation to the problem I had here:
http://www.bsmdevelopment.com/Refere..._20130002.html

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Unfortunately, Apple has decided to hand over the support of many CUPS filters to The Linux Foundation OpenPrinting Project, which is also responsible for CUPS PPDs. On the one hand, this is probably a good thing, since an independant body whose mandate is to support every kind of printer known to man is also more likely to support all MIME types known to man.

The unfortunate part is that the filter for banner pages has been handed over to the OpenPrinting Project. The really unfortunate part is that the printer test page is also a banner. This means that, when you install CUPS from source, and set up a printer, you can't print a test page to see if the printer works.
 
Old 12-31-2013, 06:19 PM   #7
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Yes, it alread happened for some time and i have been providing cups-filters slackbuild in my slackhacks git repo since cups 1.6.0
 
Old 01-01-2014, 09:12 PM   #8
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I have some difficulty building the cups-filter from you repository:

Under root:
Code:
root@porteus: ./cups-filters.SlackBuild
...
...
chown: invalid group: ‘root:root’
root@porteus:/mnt/sda5/64bit_v30/porteus/test-cups/cups-filter#
Under normal user:
Code:
guest@porteus:~/cups-filter$ su ./cups-filters.SlackBuild
No passwd entry for user './cups-filters.SlackBuild'
guest@porteus:~/cups-filter$ ./cups-filters.SlackBuild
mkdir: cannot create directory ‘/tmp/build/package-cups-filters’: Permission denied
Any turnaround? I would like to run ./cups-filters.SlackBuild in root mode.
Thanks.

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Old 01-01-2014, 10:44 PM   #9
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does porteus have root group ?
 
Old 01-01-2014, 11:49 PM   #10
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It seems not, see:
Code:
root@porteus:/mnt/sda5/64bit_v30/porteus/test-cups/cups-1.7# id root
uid=0(root) gid=0 groups=0

root@porteus:/mnt/sda5/64bit_v30/porteus/test-cups/cups-1.7# groups root
root : groups: cannot find name for group ID 0
0

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Old 01-02-2014, 01:05 AM   #11
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so that's the reason why it failed. You can edit the SlackBuild to use other group instead of root.
 
Old 01-02-2014, 11:56 AM   #12
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I have tried:

chown -R root:0 .
find -L . \
\( -perm 777 -o -perm 775 -o -perm 750 -o -perm 711 -o -perm 555 \
-o -perm 511 \) -exec chmod 755 {} \; -o \
\( -perm 666 -o -perm 664 -o -perm 640 -o -perm 600 -o -perm 444 \
-o -perm 440 -o -perm 400 \) -exec chmod 644 {} \;

Instead of:

chown -R root: root .
find -L . \
\( -perm 777 -o -perm 775 -o -perm 750 -o -perm 711 -o -perm 555 \
-o -perm 511 \) -exec chmod 755 {} \; -o \
\( -perm 666 -o -perm 664 -o -perm 640 -o -perm 600 -o -perm 444 \
-o -perm 440 -o -perm 400 \) -exec chmod 644 {} \;

It does not work. What do you think?
 
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No, there are group with a label of 0
check the available group by running
cat /etc/group
 
Old 01-02-2014, 08:59 PM   #14
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Code:
root@porteus:~# cat /etc/group
slocate::21:
root@porteus:~#
 
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Did you install porteus on your HD or do you run it via livecd?
 
  


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