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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.
  
:Almost done; the heading cases aren't consistent. Since it has a troubleshooting section, it makes sense to use "This casing", but I thought I'd wait for everybody's opinion before doing that.
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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.
:I left "you", removed "we,I,lets,my". In my opinion, Howto centric wikis are ok with "you", although I don't disagree with changing this. [[User:Manolo|manolo]] 16:47, 8 November 2009 (EST)
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:Added section to end of Troubleshooting-Other "Finding URIs for Windows Print Servers" when I discovered in horror that Vista Home Basic doesn't display the printer's uri when you right click and select Properties.--[[User:Wriggary|Wriggary]]
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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.
  
== Blacklisting usblp ==
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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
  
Blacklisting usblp, as recommended by the CUPS 1.4 USB howto in this wiki article, actually caused CUPS 1.4.2 to stop detecting my printers. Only by modprobe-ing it back in did printing start working. Could anyone confirm this result? If this is the case for multiple users then I think that the article should mention this. --[[User:CaptainHayashi|CaptainHayashi]] 17:19, 6 December 2009 (EST)
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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 {{Pkg|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 {{ic|/usr/bin/lpr}} is part of the {{Pkg|cups}} package... Could it be that KDE requires cups for printing ?<br>
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--[[User:Gdebure|Gdebure]] ([[User talk:Gdebure|talk]]) 23:02, 10 January 2013 (UTC)
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== Foomatic not providing drivers? ==
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I don't know if this is a general-enough problem to be put on the wiki, but I was unable to print using my Konica-Minolta PagePro 1350w because the driver was not installed with foomatic. I installed foomatic-db, foomatic-db-engine, and foomatic-filters, and used the CUPS web interface to add the printer and select the recommended min12xxw driver. I was unable to print, and only got uninformative error messages in the logs like "Filter error". The Gnome printer dialog, however, said it was unable to find the driver, so I tried installing it from AUR (https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/min12xxw/), after which I was able to print. Why was the driver listed in the CUPS web management interface, but not actually installed? Maybe a note on the wiki will help future users.
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[[User:Goodmami|Goodmami]] ([[User talk:Goodmami|talk]]) 04:42, 10 March 2013 (UTC)
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== GNOME Printing Workflow ==
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In my test, GNOME 3.8.1 print workflow no longer requires to install {{Pkg|system-config-printer}}. It should be removed from this wiki, also i am not sure if lpadmin is required either.
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[[User:Donniezazen|Donniezazen]] ([[User talk:Donniezazen|talk]]) 01:35, 12 May 2013 (UTC)
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== Printer driver ==
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The link to "ufr2", which points to the AUR, is dead.
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Is there an up to date link?<br>
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-- [[User:Jtgd|Jtgd]] 24 June 2013
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:Isn't the listed {{AUR|cndrvcups-lb}} the same? The description says "Canon UFR II / LIPSLX Printer Driver for Linux with support for LBP/iR/MF printers".
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:--[[User:Lonaowna|Lonaowna]] ([[User talk:Lonaowna|talk]]) 10:04, 24 June 2013 (UTC)
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== Unknown option "i" ==
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In the section [[Cups#Command-line_configuration|Command-line configuration]] under "Add a new printer" it says, "The device can be retrieved from the 'lpinfo -i' command." When I run that command I get, 'lpinfo: Unknown option "i"'. -- [[User:Fsckd|fsckd]] ([[User_talk:Fsckd|talk]]) 16:28, 30 September 2013 (UTC)
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== Broken Links ==
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The See Also: Install HP printers easy way link links to a page that does not exist. [[User:Drankinatty|David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E. -- Rankin Law Firm, PLLC]] ([[User talk:Drankinatty|talk]]) 02:30, 2 February 2014 (UTC)

Revision as of 02:30, 2 February 2014

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)

Foomatic not providing drivers?

I don't know if this is a general-enough problem to be put on the wiki, but I was unable to print using my Konica-Minolta PagePro 1350w because the driver was not installed with foomatic. I installed foomatic-db, foomatic-db-engine, and foomatic-filters, and used the CUPS web interface to add the printer and select the recommended min12xxw driver. I was unable to print, and only got uninformative error messages in the logs like "Filter error". The Gnome printer dialog, however, said it was unable to find the driver, so I tried installing it from AUR (https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/min12xxw/), after which I was able to print. Why was the driver listed in the CUPS web management interface, but not actually installed? Maybe a note on the wiki will help future users.

Goodmami (talk) 04:42, 10 March 2013 (UTC)

GNOME Printing Workflow

In my test, GNOME 3.8.1 print workflow no longer requires to install system-config-printer. It should be removed from this wiki, also i am not sure if lpadmin is required either.

Donniezazen (talk) 01:35, 12 May 2013 (UTC)

Printer driver

The link to "ufr2", which points to the AUR, is dead. Is there an up to date link?
-- Jtgd 24 June 2013

Isn't the listed cndrvcups-lbAUR the same? The description says "Canon UFR II / LIPSLX Printer Driver for Linux with support for LBP/iR/MF printers".
--Lonaowna (talk) 10:04, 24 June 2013 (UTC)

Unknown option "i"

In the section Command-line configuration under "Add a new printer" it says, "The device can be retrieved from the 'lpinfo -i' command." When I run that command I get, 'lpinfo: Unknown option "i"'. -- fsckd (talk) 16:28, 30 September 2013 (UTC)

Broken Links

The See Also: Install HP printers easy way link links to a page that does not exist. David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E. -- Rankin Law Firm, PLLC (talk) 02:30, 2 February 2014 (UTC)