Re: remote printing for an USB printer
On Wednesday 24 December 2014 19:40:53 Pierre Frenkiel wrote:
> On Sun, 21 Dec 2014, Brian wrote:
> >> . . .
> >>>> cups-browsed needs to be correctly set up on the server for the client
> >>> to be able to see the advertised queues. > > "listen 192.168.1.12"
> >> should not be the least bit necessary.
> > . . .
> > It is impossible for a Wheezy client to discover the queues on a 1.7
> > CUPS server without the help of cups-browsed on the server. Please read
> > the documentation.
> My experience proves that this is wrong:
> 1/ According the cups-browsed man, it seems to be needed not on the
> server, but on the client:
> cups-browsed - A daemon for browsing the Bonjour broadcasts of shared,
> remote CUPS printers
> Anyway, all my attempts to install it on my amd64 wheezy laptop
> failed - it's not available for wheezy
> - trying to add a jessie repo in source.list fails:
> Failed to fetch
> Hash Sum mismatch - trying install with dpkg -i deb-file fails for
> dependency problems.
> 2/ I (almost) solved the problem with the following actions, on the
> client. - remove the client.conf file
> - in cupsd.conf. remove ALL lines with Listen... or Browse....,
> leaving only Listen localhost:631
> After that, I was able to install my 2 printers (one with a direct
> ethernet connection, the other connected via USB on my desktop) with
> system-config-printer (http://localhost:631/printers also works)
> Now if I print 1 page on my USB printer, I get only 1
> sheet(fantastic, isn't it?) Nevertheless, one problem remains:
> After each print, the job remains in the queue, and the printer
> becomes "not ready" on the laptop (it remains ready on the server) and the
> following 2 lines appear in printers.conf
> Reason cups-ipp-conformance-failure-report
> Reason cups-ipp-missing-job-state
> Google showed me a lot of analog reports, but no fix.
> So, for the moment, I have to cancel the job, and then issue a
> cupsenable command after every print command.
Have you tried enabling server and client on all computers involved and using
CUPS to print? This is what I do, and I have no problem.