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==Kernel modules==
 
The whole kernel modules section is confusing. Is it mandatory? What exactly should we do?<br>
 
-- [[User:Drozzy|Drozzy]] ([[User_talk:Drozzy|talk]]) 10:37, April 10, 2012
 
  
== Print button greyed-out in GNOME print dialogs ==
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==<s>Is libcups really sufficient as a client package?</s>==
  
As suggested by the Arch wiki, I used the
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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:  
# 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)
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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"''
  
It seems there is an outstanding bug with respect to the HostNameLookups:
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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>
http://www.cups.org/str.php?L4070+Qversion:%20-feature
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--[[User:Gdebure|Gdebure]] ([[User talk:Gdebure|talk]]) 23:02, 10 January 2013 (UTC)
  
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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:Is this still relevant? -- [[User:Alad|Alad]] ([[User talk:Alad|talk]]) 13:57, 29 October 2015 (UTC)
-- [[User:Davidovitch|Davidovitch]] ([[User_talk:Davidovitch|talk]]) 07:24, July 4, 2012‎
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== Device node permissions ==
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:: It is still relevant for some things, although possibly not for KDE. I've added it to the wiki under the only remaining section mentioning libcups [https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php?title=CUPS&diff=432135&oldid=432134]. Closed. [[User:Pypi|Pypi]] ([[User talk:Pypi|talk]]) 22:57, 21 April 2016 (UTC)
  
I got a problem after update of {{pkg|hplip}} / {{pkg|cups}} and foomatic. My printer not working anymore.
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== Foomatic not providing drivers? ==
  
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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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.
  
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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[[User:Goodmami|Goodmami]] ([[User talk:Goodmami|talk]]) 04:42, 10 March 2013 (UTC)
  
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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== Revision ==
-- [[User:Ioo|Ioo]] ([[User_talk:Ioo|talk]]) 19:09, July 19, 2012‎
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For reference, last edit before the rewrite: [https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php?title=CUPS&oldid=390157]
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-- [[User:Alad|Alad]] ([[User talk:Alad|talk]]) 12:23, 29 October 2015 (UTC)
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=== Structure ===
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Also, the current article structure needs serious improvements. How do you mention what drivers are to install -after- installing a printer? The old structure had this right at the beginning, after installing the server/client packages. -- [[User:Alad|Alad]] ([[User talk:Alad|talk]]) 16:34, 28 October 2015 (UTC)
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:Should be better after the last set of edits. Much of the writing still needs improvement, though. -- [[User:Alad|Alad]] ([[User talk:Alad|talk]]) 13:29, 29 October 2015 (UTC)
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=== Previous content ===
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There's still a lot of content which was removed in the rewrite, but none of it seems restored to a more fitting location. -- [[User:Alad|Alad]] ([[User talk:Alad|talk]]) 13:29, 29 October 2015 (UTC)
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* <s>LPT: [https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php?title=CUPS&diff=390366&oldid=390365]</s> Fixed with [https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php?title=CUPS&diff=407295&oldid=407290] [https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php?title=CUPS&diff=407296&oldid=407295]
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* <s>Sharing - see [[Talk:CUPS/Printer sharing]]</s>
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** <s>Remote access to web interface: [https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php?title=CUPS&diff=390372&oldid=390371]</s> Fixed with [https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php?title=CUPS&diff=prev&oldid=409322]
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** <s>Printing to and from Microsoft Windows: [https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php?title=CUPS&diff=390517&oldid=390507]</s> Follow-up: [https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php?title=CUPS/Printer_sharing&diff=408164&oldid=408163] [https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php?title=CUPS/Printer_sharing&diff=408168&oldid=408164]
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* ErrorPolicy: [https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php?title=CUPS&diff=next&oldid=390347]?
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* Others?
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: I've copied the ErrorPolicy section back into [[CUPS/Troubleshooting]], see [https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php?title=CUPS/Troubleshooting&diff=prev&oldid=421883]. I think that might be all the lost content returned? -- [[User:Pypi|Pypi]] ([[User talk:Pypi|talk]]) 07:41, 23 February 2016 (UTC)
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==<s>How many times do I have to do this?</s>==
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<strike>Either something is missing from these instructions, or</strike> there is a very serious bug in cups. Pretty much every time I try to print something (a few times a month), I have to start from scratch, delete all printers, uninstall cups, etc.
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I have done this about twenty times already....[[User:Quequotion|quequotion]] ([[User talk:Quequotion|talk]]) 09:27, 22 March 2016 (UTC)
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:Works for me. Ask in the forums or in [https://www.cups.org/mailman/listinfo/cups cups-user]. -- [[User:Alad|Alad]] ([[User talk:Alad|talk]]) 12:12, 22 March 2016 (UTC)
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::Unfortunately, I fully expect the cups devs to disavow any responsibility; I don't think I'll be able to pin the many reasons why printing stops working down to one particular problem with cups. [[User:Quequotion|quequotion]] ([[User talk:Quequotion|talk]]) 19:02, 22 March 2016 (UTC)
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::: Closing. [[User:Pypi|Pypi]] ([[User talk:Pypi|talk]]) 22:49, 21 April 2016 (UTC)

Latest revision as of 22:57, 21 April 2016

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)

Is this still relevant? -- Alad (talk) 13:57, 29 October 2015 (UTC)
It is still relevant for some things, although possibly not for KDE. I've added it to the wiki under the only remaining section mentioning libcups [1]. Closed. Pypi (talk) 22:57, 21 April 2016 (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)

Revision

For reference, last edit before the rewrite: [2]

-- Alad (talk) 12:23, 29 October 2015 (UTC)

Structure

Also, the current article structure needs serious improvements. How do you mention what drivers are to install -after- installing a printer? The old structure had this right at the beginning, after installing the server/client packages. -- Alad (talk) 16:34, 28 October 2015 (UTC)

Should be better after the last set of edits. Much of the writing still needs improvement, though. -- Alad (talk) 13:29, 29 October 2015 (UTC)

Previous content

There's still a lot of content which was removed in the rewrite, but none of it seems restored to a more fitting location. -- Alad (talk) 13:29, 29 October 2015 (UTC)

I've copied the ErrorPolicy section back into CUPS/Troubleshooting, see [12]. I think that might be all the lost content returned? -- Pypi (talk) 07:41, 23 February 2016 (UTC)

How many times do I have to do this?

Either something is missing from these instructions, or there is a very serious bug in cups. Pretty much every time I try to print something (a few times a month), I have to start from scratch, delete all printers, uninstall cups, etc.

I have done this about twenty times already....quequotion (talk) 09:27, 22 March 2016 (UTC)

Works for me. Ask in the forums or in cups-user. -- Alad (talk) 12:12, 22 March 2016 (UTC)
Unfortunately, I fully expect the cups devs to disavow any responsibility; I don't think I'll be able to pin the many reasons why printing stops working down to one particular problem with cups. quequotion (talk) 19:02, 22 March 2016 (UTC)
Closing. Pypi (talk) 22:49, 21 April 2016 (UTC)