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CNBarnes 01-27-2010 12:55 PM

lpr command brings up a GUI with the "OK" button greyed out
Running Debian lenny.

If I use the lpr command from a regular ssh client (ie. not using xterm), I get a printout from a IP printer without problems.

But if I am using an xterm and issue the exact same command, a window named "LPR GUI" pops up. The problem with the gui window is that the "OK" button is greyed out and nothing I do seems to allow me to print.


CNBarnes 01-27-2010 01:53 PM

I guess it's good that there are now 21 views here - at least that means people are looking.

I am really baffled by this - even my best google-skills aren't able to come up with anyone else with a similar question.

I guess I should say this:
(1) yes, CUPS is installed (in fact, CUPS is how the printers are installed). Printing from cups works.

(2) I have the same problem with the lpr command from both normal user accounts as well as root. Meaning, this doesn't seem to be a permissions issue...

CNBarnes 04-19-2010 01:20 PM

Just checking back in on this thread after 3 months.

Any ideas?

devnull10 04-19-2010 02:00 PM

post the output of:

which lpr

alias lpr

elucches 01-14-2011 01:04 PM

Check that /usr/bin/lpr-cups isn't a link but an executable, and use that command.

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