cups 1.6.4 printing fine with libreoffice but unable to print test page
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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.
guest@porteus:~/cups-filter$ su ./cups-filters.SlackBuild
No passwd entry for user './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.
Last edited by francois.e; 01-01-2014 at 09:13 PM.
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
Last edited by francois.e; 01-01-2014 at 11:58 PM.