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Old 12-27-2003, 05:23 PM   #1
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Cups will not print


I'm trying to set up a new server including a print server. I set up cups when I first installed and it would print the test page. I recompiled the kernel (slackware 9.1/2.4.22) with standard config (only changing the processor type). Now I can't even get cups to print the test page.
Here is what I have tried so far:
1. checked dmesg---it shows my printer, correct lp0 irq and i/o
2. removed my printer and added it back in
3. removed and reinstalled cups
4. removed lprng and cups and rm /etc/printcap --- reinstalled cups
5. removed cups and updated to 1.1.20 from package
6. Checked to see if cups was running (ps aux ) and use the localhost:631 utility--I did this for every step. cupd seems to be running correctly.

The funny thing is that the setup in localhost:631 went smoothly ever time-- when you get to the part where you select the port it gives me the choice "Parallel port #1 (Epson COLOR stylus 740)"

Any help would be apreciated!

Epson styus is my printer--the jobs do get cue ed but nothing comes out.

Thanks

Dan

Last edited by flashingcurser; 12-28-2003 at 08:19 AM.
 
Old 12-28-2003, 07:08 PM   #2
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Re: Cups will not print

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Originally posted by flashingcurser
I'm trying to set up a new server including a print server. I set up cups when I first installed and it would print the test page. I recompiled the kernel (slackware 9.1/2.4.22) with standard config (only changing the processor type). Now I can't even get cups to print the test page.
Here is what I have tried so far:
1. checked dmesg---it shows my printer, correct lp0 irq and i/o
2. removed my printer and added it back in
3. removed and reinstalled cups
4. removed lprng and cups and rm /etc/printcap --- reinstalled cups
5. removed cups and updated to 1.1.20 from package
6. Checked to see if cups was running (ps aux ) and use the localhost:631 utility--I did this for every step. cupd seems to be running correctly.

The funny thing is that the setup in localhost:631 went smoothly ever time-- when you get to the part where you select the port it gives me the choice "Parallel port #1 (Epson COLOR stylus 740)"

Any help would be apreciated!

Epson styus is my printer--the jobs do get cue ed but nothing comes out.

Thanks

Dan
perhaps you need to recreate the symbolic link. Type this as root:

ln -s `which smbspool` /usr/lib/cups/backend/smb
(typing that command won't hurt, even if it already exists)

BTW, Do you have created the smb.conf file? Because cups won't print when you haven't got that config file there

Last edited by deNiro; 12-28-2003 at 07:11 PM.
 
Old 12-29-2003, 03:42 AM   #3
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Re: Cups will not print

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...--the jobs do get cue ed but nothing comes out.

Thanks

Dan
I had that happen to me with my Lexmark printer. I found I also had to install the foomatic db and db-engine and foomatic filters to make it work, even though I had the foomatic gs-wrapper and ppd file installed when I installed the driver for my printer. Seems it wasn't enough without foomatic installed.

HTH
 
Old 12-29-2003, 09:27 AM   #4
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denero -- I'm just trying to get the thing to work locally The shared printer comes up fine on the winders desktops.

thegeekster -- I'll give that a shot-- if it doesnt work I'll just install aspfilter

By the way were abouts in auburn do you live? I was born in puyallup grew up in T-town and lived many years in auburn. Live in billings MT now though--kinda home sick.

Thanks

Dan
 
Old 12-29-2003, 09:16 PM   #5
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...By the way were abouts in auburn do you live? I was born in puyallup grew up in T-town and lived many years in auburn. Live in billings MT now though--kinda home sick...
LOL.....I live in SE Auburn, near 37th and M....a mile or so due east of Boeing...

I'm familiar with Puyallup, used to live in Orting for a short while, 'bout 10 years ago

PS: Montana, huh......with all them sheep out there .....LOL

Last edited by thegeekster; 12-29-2003 at 09:18 PM.
 
  


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