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Re: CUPS lpq

On Sat, Jul 18, 2009 at 10:14:26PM +0100, Roger Leigh wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 18, 2009 at 10:46:26PM +0530, Girish Kulkarni wrote:
> >    girish@marvin:~$ lpq -P duplex2
> >    duplex2 is ready
> >    no entries
> > 
> > I work on my laptop (running Lenny) plugged into my organization's
> > network and have set up CUPS to print on a HP Laser Jet 4250dtn
> > printer called duplex2 on this network.  lpq always gives this same
> > printer queue status even when the printer is actually not ready.
> This is likely the state of the local queue, rather than the
> network printer itself (but you might want to check that).

Yes, cups doesn't show you the not-local queue. It queues jobs going
to (network) printers locally and shows you that.

Above HP printer probably has a built-in print server the queue of
which cups doesn't show you, either. They seem to have a print server
on the network, and cups won't show it's queue either, at least not
before it's set up to use the print server instead of trying to print
to the printer directly.

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