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Old 11-24-2004, 02:18 PM   #1
Registered: Aug 2004
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jobs queued in cups but printer wont print

I have installed cups on my new Gentoo system and of course, I want to be able to print. I successfully installed (or that was that I thought) my printer (HP Laserjet 2100M) and tried to print a test page. I looked in "jobs" and there it was. Great! But the thing is that the printer never started to print! I tried with printing other stuff as well but it didn't work.

I wanted to see what was going on while it was being queued so I got

I [24/Nov/2004:20:50:26 +0100] Started "/usr/lib/cups/cgi-bin/printers.cgi" (pid=20407)
I [24/Nov/2004:20:50:29 +0100] Started "/usr/lib/cups/cgi-bin/printers.cgi" (pid=20409)
I [24/Nov/2004:20:50:31 +0100] Adding start banner page "none" to job 4.
I [24/Nov/2004:20:50:31 +0100] Adding end banner page "none" to job 4.
I [24/Nov/2004:20:50:31 +0100] Job 4 queued on 'pxlmono' by 'root'.

from /var/log/cups/error_log ( that was what differed from before and after I had clicked "print test page")

"lpstat -t" gives:

scheduler is running
system default destination: pxlmono
device for pxlmono: serial:/dev/ttyS0?baud=1200+bits=8+parity=none+flow=none
pxlmono accepting requests since Jan 01 00:00
printer pxlmono now printing pxlmono-4. enabled since Jan 01 00:00
Ready to print.
pxlmono-4 root 15360 Wed Nov 24 20:50:31 2004

btw, the jobs get queued in lpq as well.

Can anybody tell me how I should do to get my printer print?

Old 11-28-2004, 09:03 PM   #2
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: California
Distribution: SuSE 10.0 (SUPER)
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I've got the same problem. HP LaserJet 4200n at school. Running SuSE 9.1 with KDE 3.2.
I've actually gotten the test page to print a few times, but then this queue problem happens again. Occasionally, KNotify gives me a "Catastrophe" saying client-error-not-possible. I tried several different drivers, from PostScript to raw. I got a few pages to print in Raw, but with messed up fonts, and eventually, I get the same queued problems again.


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