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Old 07-28-2010, 11:20 PM   #1
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All Printers Disabled in Debian 5

I am running VirtualBox on a Windows XP host. I have two containers, one running Fedora 13 and the other running Debian 5.
I set up the three printers I have at home on each system.
The printers in Fedora work great. The same printers in Debian are disabled and will not print. I've also installed cups-pdf on each system. Works on Fedora, disabled on Debian.
I don't know what is different. I set them up the same way with the same drivers, but I cannot enable or otherwise use the printers with Debian.

Is there some admin setting I'm not aware of to allow printing from Debian?

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Have you configured the printer using cups?

using a web browser go to http://localhost:631/

make sure your Debian user is in the lp and scanner groups.

You can check by typing groups in a terminal.
Old 08-05-2010, 07:43 AM   #3
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It seems I can print. CUPS config allows me to access the printers.
It's the Printer setup dialogs that have the printers disabled. I can't send a test page for example or see the queue.

Thanks for the pointer to the CUPS config web page. That helped.


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