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Old 10-22-2006, 04:23 PM   #1
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unable to print file: server-error-service-unavailable


I'm trying to set up printing over ip network but can't get it to work.

If I write lp -d Canon -h file the printing works from everywhere BUT

if I write lpr -P ipp:// file
or lpr -P ipp:// I get an error message
or lpr -P lpd:// I get an error message saying: unable to print file: server-error-service-unavailable

What is wrong?

I have to get the lpr command to work, because all programs use lpr instead of lp
Old 10-22-2006, 05:28 PM   #2
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Try editing /etc/cups/cupsd.conf and change loglevel to debug. Restart cups so it reads the file again and then it should be more verbose in its error log (which may be /var/log/cups/error_log). Hopefully it'll give you a clue what the problem is.
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Originally Posted by mashed
or lpr -P lpd:// I get an error message saying: unable to print file: server-error-service-unavailable
What is wrong?
if you are using cupsd; make sure you have X11 libary installed.


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