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Re: Cups: printer installed but not printing

On Thu 04 Aug 2011 at 10:24:38 +0100, Anthony Campbell wrote:

> This detected my Samsung ML2571N without problems and I thought
> everything was fine. But, with the recommended driver, printing a test
> page gives a blank sheet.

Which package did you install to get the driver?

>                           And the lpr and lpq commands do not exist at
> all so I can't try printing from the command line.


> My only clue comes from lpstat:
> ithaca:/usr/share/cups:$ lpstat -p -d
> printer Samsung_ML-2570_Series is idle.  enabled since Thu 04 Aug 2011 09:31:59 BST
>         Unable to open /usr/share/cups/charsets/utf-8: No such file or directory

That file comes with cups-common. Is it on the system?

> no system default destination

You haven't told CUPS what the default print queue is. It can be done
from the browser interface.

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