Tom Allison wrote:
I need some help.
I've been posting all over the internet about a CUPS problem I have and
searching the docs/google for about five days straight. Well, almost, I
sleep and do other things but I think I've logged about 20 hours so far.
Why is it that when there is a problem with CUPS there is absolutely no
one to support anything and no information on the errors?
I had it working at one time and it just simply broke during the
summer. I didn't change anything in that time unless something in
-testing was upgraded. But there haven't been any messages.
Check for disk errors. tune2fs -c 10 -C 10 /dev/hda1
then reboot for a disk check of whatever partitions you have.
I find a couple of posts about the exact same error, "ReadClient() 7 IPP
Read Error!", but absolutely no one has ever responded, that I can find,
to assist in resolving the problem. Not just to me, but on the cups
mailing list, suse mailing lists and a few other LUGS that I found on
google.com. Is it so obvious that the only answer is RTFM? The
Troubleshooting section seemed a bit thin...
It is imperative that I have a printer working by Tuesday afternoon.
I do not believe in the "reinstall the OS" under Debian. But at this
point I can only come up with two possible solutions:
purge everything that's related to cups, deleting all the config files
and start over again.
move to another distribution of linux that has more automated and
complete support for printing out-of-the-box.
Or are my posts on CUPS being ignored because I'm coming off as being a
apt-get remove/install cups and try again. Try some more primitive
tests like ls | /dev/lp0. Check your ppd exists. Check the config
files in /etc/cups.