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kampow 07-19-2006 01:36 PM

actually printing after setup of cups, lp, lpr not happy
I'm using a new gentoo install and can't print.

I setup a printer and suceeded in printing the test page using cups by configuring at the localhost on port 631. I also made the printer the default. But now when I use lp or lpr they both say that there is no default printer. The printer is setup via IPP (it's a HP 4200).

Any suggestions. It's funny that the cups help has no info on actually printing, or if it does, I can't find it.

Tinkster 07-19-2006 02:18 PM

I don't know gentoo at all; could you possibly have more than one
printing subsystem installed, e.g. you configured CUPS but lp and
lpr belong to the lprng-package?


kampow 07-19-2006 02:21 PM


Thanks for the idea. how could I tell that?

Actually, my lp man page strongly implies it is for cups.

kampow 07-19-2006 03:34 PM

As an example

lp -d netHP

hangs, even for simple .ps files.

Tinkster 07-20-2006 02:06 AM

Hard to say ... the first thing is always to locate cupsd.conf
and up the logging level to debug (or debug2), restart the daemon
and see what shows up.


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