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Old 04-05-2005, 06:28 PM   #1
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CUPS only prints the test page

Hi, All,

I'm running FreeBSD 5.4 beta. I installed CUPS and can access http://localhost:631/ fine. I can also print test pages from the administration web interface. However, I cannot print anything from the command line. Apparently nothing is sent to CUPS, because lpc shows that everything is being hold up in the queue:
 > lpc status lw4
    queuing is enabled
    printing is enabled
    22 entries in spool area
    printer idle
Does anyone know how to solve this?

Thanks a lot!

PS: CUPS used to work properly on my machine at some point.

Last edited by mldqj; 04-05-2005 at 06:30 PM.
Old 04-07-2005, 09:21 AM   #2
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I'm not terribly familiar with CUPS (as I typically get the same kind of thing out of it that you describe), but are you sure you're client programs are using the right spooler? Meaning -- the base system installs the BSD lpr and friends in /usr/s?bin, where CUPS will install to /usr/local/s?bin, which is typically after /usr/s?bin in $PATH.

I'm mostly guessing, but I have run into that before.

If you get fed up with it, print/apsfilter works great, and doesn't (generally) give the headaches that CUPS is famous for handing out.


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