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Re: remote printing for an USB printer

On Sat 20 Dec 2014 at 22:03:50 +0100, Pierre Frenkiel wrote:

> On Sat, 20 Dec 2014, Brian wrote:
> >. . .
> >This shows you have the android correctly set up for printing.
>   not exactly: I said that I didn't have anything to setup: just launching the
>   application and wait for 10 seconds.
>   I think that a so mature OS as Debian should provide the same
>   facility.

It does.

>   This also shows that the sharing is correctly setup on the server side.

For the Android.

> >This shows you do not have the wheezy client correctly set up for
> >printing.
>   very useful! If the client was correctly setup, I sould not need to
>   post for help...

Stating the obvious (or the apparently obvious) can concentrate the mind. :)
> >"Successfully"? In what way?
> >Either the job was successful or it wasn't. Which is it? Printing or no
> >printing?
>    I thought I clearly described what happened:
>       - I get a paper sheet whose content is what I sent to the printer, but:
>       - on the client, the job remains in the queues, and the printer is
>         marked as "stopped"

Where is the printer queue set up? On the client or on the server?

>       - on the server, the printer queue grows indefinitely, and the printer
>         spits page after page, until I cancel the job on the client, and all
>         jobs on the server.
>    I don't see an other way to describe more clearly what is happening.
> >Enable debug logging on client and server; cupsctl(8). Print. Examine logs.
>    Ok. I'll see whether this can lead to some explanation

Empty the error_log with '>/var/log/error_log'; print ; send the client
log to the list if you wish.
> >Say what cups version is on the server.
>   on the server: 1.7.5-9 (jessie, i386)
>   on the client: 1.5.3-5+deb7u4 (wheezy, amd64)

cups-browsed needs to be correctly set up on the server for the client
to be able to see the advertised queues.

"listen" should not be the least bit necessary.

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