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Old 06-27-2004, 03:07 PM   #1
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CUPS print client-error

For the first time, I'm trying to get printing working on a kanotix/KDE3.2 box. It's turned out to be farily complex, weened, as I have been, on Windows printing.

Anyhow, KDE print has offered a friendly face to the whole thing, and my EPSON Stylus Photo 890 registers in, so I've checked that I have all the basics.

However, nothing is happening, printouts. THe UCPS web interface is the only thing that says there's a problem, It aborts the jobs and poitns to the "client"

When I try a simple lp -d from the command line I get an "unable to print file:client-error-not-found" which is not very informative.

I checked up my client.conf in the cups directory and I put in my servername OK, still no go.

Anybody who has managed to solve this problem? Any help or advice please?

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emacs `locate cupsd.conf`
Set the debug level up a notch or two.
skill -2 cupsd
look at CUPS logfiles ... /var/log/cups/ ... (most
likely, may be distro dependent).

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thanks for suggestions Tink,

Yep, I increased loglevel to debug on cupsd.conf.

Well there's certainly alot in that error.log file, though,does each line imply one error? The error.log seems to report a lot, but there's no tso many warnings .. hang on, yes, locales. OK, I got warnign on locales, which I have messed up (too lazy to set them right). Could that stop printing? Not so sure (they're only warning after all).

Heck, in order to decipher these logs, I'm going to to have to do a whole load of reading. Ah well .. I've been here before I guess ...


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