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smb backend is included in cups so you may not installing samba to print to a windows shared printer
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==Kernel modules==
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The whole kernel modules section is confusing. Is it mandatory? What exactly should we do?<br>
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-- [[User:Drozzy|Drozzy]] ([[User_talk:Drozzy|talk]]) 10:37, April 10, 2012
  
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== Print button greyed-out in GNOME print dialogs ==
  
<s>'''Performing Utility Functions on Epson Printers''' should be moved to appendix, as it's not related to troubleshooting.<br></s>
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As suggested by the Arch wiki, I used the
--[[User:Gog|Gog]] 06:57, 18 October 2009 (EDT)
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# HostNameLookups Double
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option. However, that resulted in following error message:
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IP lookup failed - connection from localhost closed!
  
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and I wasn't able to add printers via the CUPS web interface (internal server error)
  
'''''This article needs to be cleaned up. Conversational style must be removed, i.e.: I,me,you,let's, etc..please avoid informal langauage in wiki articles. Thanks.''''' --[[User:Misfit138|Misfit138]] 14:10, 21 October 2009 (EDT)
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It seems there is an outstanding bug with respect to the HostNameLookups:
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http://www.cups.org/str.php?L4070+Qversion:%20-feature
  
:I don't want the article to be trashed; it just helped me set up two network printers. I'll try to work on it, though it will be a couple of weeks before I can start. I'm pretty new to Arch (which might not be a bad thing) but have read a number of the ArchWiki articles and have an idea of the style requirements.--[[User:Pawcatuck|Pawcatuck]] 20:31, 25 October 2009 (EDT)
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Removing the HostNameLookups double form the cups config file resolved my issue. Not sure why this used to solve instead of create problems.<br>
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-- [[User:Davidovitch|Davidovitch]] ([[User_talk:Davidovitch|talk]]) 07:24, July 4, 2012‎
  
::The article is not queued for deletion. It just needs a change of tone. [[User:Pacmanz|Pacmanz]] 12:38, 1 November 2009 (EST)
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== Device node permissions ==
  
:Great inforation in this article. It covers a lot and has helped me set up a simple Epson Stylus C64 printer on a network using the raw Jetdirect protocol. I spent quite some days lookin for answers and this is where I found them.--[[User:Daxwarf|Daxwarf]]
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I got a problem after update of {{pkg|hplip}} / {{pkg|cups}} and foomatic. My printer not working anymore.
  
::Done. The heading cases aren't consistent -- since it has a troubleshooting section, it makes sense to use "This casing". I thought I'd wait for everybody's opinion before doing that. [[User:Manolo|manolo]] 16:47, 8 November 2009 (EST)
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So I first check possible problems and read section Device node permissions. It's recommended to verify that permissions are 660. It was my case so I am looking to find another solution.
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After a long time and read I was back to this section. I read also section below Device node permission troubleshooting. As my conf was with well permission I don't really read all carefully. It was the 3rd/4th time before I see the note about 666 permissions. I tried this and it's solved my problem.
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So I think it would be great to make also a note on Device node permissions about 666. Because my conf look alright as writing in wiki, but in fact not.<br>
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-- [[User:Ioo|Ioo]] ([[User_talk:Ioo|talk]]) 19:09, July 19, 2012‎
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== Is libcups really sufficient as a client package ? ==
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I can't seem to be able to print in KDE applications (4.9.97) if I only have ''libcups'' installed:
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''Could not print the document. Detailed error is "Could not find a suitable binary for printing. Make sure '''CUPS lpr''' binary is available"''
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But /usr/bin/lpr is part of the ''cups'' package... Could it be that KDE requires cups for printing ?
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--[[User:Gdebure|Gdebure]] ([[User talk:Gdebure|talk]]) 23:02, 10 January 2013 (UTC)

Revision as of 23:02, 10 January 2013

Kernel modules

The whole kernel modules section is confusing. Is it mandatory? What exactly should we do?
-- Drozzy (talk) 10:37, April 10, 2012

Print button greyed-out in GNOME print dialogs

As suggested by the Arch wiki, I used the

# HostNameLookups Double

option. However, that resulted in following error message: IP lookup failed - connection from localhost closed!

and I wasn't able to add printers via the CUPS web interface (internal server error)

It seems there is an outstanding bug with respect to the HostNameLookups: http://www.cups.org/str.php?L4070+Qversion:%20-feature

Removing the HostNameLookups double form the cups config file resolved my issue. Not sure why this used to solve instead of create problems.
-- Davidovitch (talk) 07:24, July 4, 2012‎

Device node permissions

I got a problem after update of hplip / cups and foomatic. My printer not working anymore.

So I first check possible problems and read section Device node permissions. It's recommended to verify that permissions are 660. It was my case so I am looking to find another solution.

After a long time and read I was back to this section. I read also section below Device node permission troubleshooting. As my conf was with well permission I don't really read all carefully. It was the 3rd/4th time before I see the note about 666 permissions. I tried this and it's solved my problem.

So I think it would be great to make also a note on Device node permissions about 666. Because my conf look alright as writing in wiki, but in fact not.
-- Ioo (talk) 19:09, July 19, 2012‎

Is libcups really sufficient as a client package ?

I can't seem to be able to print in KDE applications (4.9.97) if I only have libcups installed:

Could not print the document. Detailed error is "Could not find a suitable binary for printing. Make sure CUPS lpr binary is available"

But /usr/bin/lpr is part of the cups package... Could it be that KDE requires cups for printing ? --Gdebure (talk) 23:02, 10 January 2013 (UTC)