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Re: problem with CUPS

Joel Roth
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On Fri, Jan 02, 2009 at 11:35:43AM -0800, Zach wrote:
> I wish I could
> understand why I keep getting these baffling errors in cups. I have
> the correct drivers so it *should* work. Sigh.

Hi Zach,

In my first search I found this link:


If you get this CUPS error, it may mean that you don't
have write permission to your CUPS spool directory
(/var/spool/cups, by default).

For my properly running cups installation I have these

	# ls -ld /var/spool/cups /var/spool/cups/tmp
	drwx--x--- 3 root lp 4096 Jan  1 13:20 /var/spool/cups
	drwxrwx--T 2 root lp 4096 Dec 28 11:06 /var/spool/cups/tmp

It may be worth checking again.

With some trial-and-error, I find I can set the permissions
properly thus:

	# chmod 710 /var/spool/cups
	# chmod 1770 /var/spool/cups/tmp

If the ownership is not corret, use chown:

	# chown root.lp /var/spool/cups
	# chown root.lp /var/spool/cup/tmp

Good luck (and successful printing!)

Printing is a hard problem. CUPS is generally
easy to administer. I used to use lprng and one of those
filters. Sometimes you have to jiggle things a bit to get them to
settle down. :-)


Joel Roth

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