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Re: Printing in CUPS -- almost there!



On (13/07/05 13:19), michael wrote:
> On Wed, 2005-07-13 at 06:28 -0500, Benjamin Sher wrote:
> > michael wrote: 
> > > On Wed, 2005-07-13 at 05:32 -0500, Benjamin Sher wrote:
> > >   
> > > > Dear friends:
> > > > 
> > > > I've spent the past hour searching in Google for articles that will 
> > > > explain to me how to install my printer in Debian 3.1. I'm literally 99% 
> > > > of the way there.
> > > > 
> > > > First, I found out that Debian 3.1 does not include the CUPS server by 
> > > > default. So, I downloaded that via Synaptic. Then I downloaded hp-ppd 
> > > > (for my Okipage 14e, which uses HP Laserjet 4 emulation). Then, I found 
> > > > out that I need the gimp-print foomatic files, so I downloaded them as 
> > > > well as other gimp files dependent on them. I then went logged out and 
> > > > logged back in as root and configured the printer in Kprinter (KDE 
> > > > Control Center, Peripherals). Configuration was a total success, and at 
> > > > the end of it all I saw my Okipage printer listed at the top of the 
> > > > printers. So what's wrong? Well, when I tried to print a test page, it 
> > > > said: "print test successflly sent to the printer", but so far no actual 
> > > > printing. My guess is that I am just one step away from actually 
> > > > printing, but I am at a loss as to what is holding things up.
> > > > 
> > > > Would appreciate your help in resolving this issue.
> > > >     
> > > 
> > > look in /var/log/cups files
> > > 
> > > 
> > >   
> > Dear Michael and friends:
> > 
> > Thanks so much for the tip. Here is the output of error_log. 
> 
> I couldn't see anything there that helped me. Can you confirm that your
> printer did flash some lights to show it was receiving data and that you
> did send the correct page size and didn't press any 'cancel' button on
> the printer?
> 
> You should also check www.linuxprinting.org, particularly the
> fora/discussions for your specific printer.

Did you follow:

http://excess.org/docs/linux_windows_printing.html

Every printer I've set up using it was pretty painless.  You need the
following packages.  'cupsys-bsd' is important and before changing
anything make sure it's installed.

cupsys
cupsys-bsd
cupsys-client
foomatic-bin
samba
smbclient

Regards

Clive

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