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== Added link to LPRng ==
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LPRng has been added to the AUR and now has its own ArchWiki page.  Therefore I added a link to it in the CUPS preface.  The LPRng page shows how CUPS clients can print on LPRng servers, so this seemed appropriate to me.
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[[User:Djraymondnm|Djraymondnm]] ([[User talk:Djraymondnm|talk]]) 00:17, 7 January 2015 (UTC)

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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)

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)

CUPS prints only an empty and an error-message page on HP LaserJet

Thanks for the fix. Worked fine. Still happening in Knoppix 7.2 which is certainly more recent than 2012. I don't know why certain bugs continue to propagate forward into later Debian based releases.

--Neil Parker (talk) 13:26, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

Added link to LPRng

LPRng has been added to the AUR and now has its own ArchWiki page. Therefore I added a link to it in the CUPS preface. The LPRng page shows how CUPS clients can print on LPRng servers, so this seemed appropriate to me. Djraymondnm (talk) 00:17, 7 January 2015 (UTC)