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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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== Foomatic not providing drivers? ==
  
As suggested by the Arch wiki, I used the  
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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.
# 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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[[User:Goodmami|Goodmami]] ([[User talk:Goodmami|talk]]) 04:42, 10 March 2013 (UTC)
  
It seems there is an outstanding bug with respect to the HostNameLookups:
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== Revision ==
http://www.cups.org/str.php?L4070+Qversion:%20-feature
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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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For reference, last edit before the rewrite: [https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php?title=CUPS&oldid=390157]
-- [[User:Davidovitch|Davidovitch]] ([[User_talk:Davidovitch|talk]]) 07:24, July 4, 2012‎
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== Device node permissions ==
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-- [[User:Alad|Alad]] ([[User talk:Alad|talk]]) 12:23, 29 October 2015 (UTC)
  
I got a problem after update of {{pkg|hplip}} / {{pkg|cups}} and foomatic. My printer not working anymore.
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=== Structure ===
  
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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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)
  
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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: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)
  
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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::The current [[CUPS#Configuration]] section includes the text ''The default configuration is sufficient for most users'', but also includes instructions for installing local and remote printers. What was the intention for that section? Would it be better to move it to [[CUPS#Installation]]?
-- [[User:Ioo|Ioo]] ([[User_talk:Ioo|talk]]) 19:09, July 19, 2012‎
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::Under [[CUPS#Configuration]] there is (now) two sections, [[CUPS#GUI_applications]] and [[CUPS#CLI_tools]]. I think that the naming could be improved - any suggestions?
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:: -- [[User:Pypi|Pypi]] ([[User talk:Pypi|talk]]) 06:40, 24 May 2016 (UTC)
  
== Is libcups really sufficient as a client package ? ==
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===<s>Previous content</s>===
  
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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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)
  
''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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* <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>
But /usr/bin/lpr is part of the ''cups'' package... Could it be that KDE requires cups for printing ?
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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]
--[[User:Gdebure|Gdebure]] ([[User talk:Gdebure|talk]]) 23:02, 10 January 2013 (UTC)
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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]?
== Foomatic not providing drivers? ==
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* Others?
 
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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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: 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)
In my test Gnome 3.8.1 print workflow no longer requires to install [https://www.archlinux.org/packages/?name=system-config-printer 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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:: Closed. I think everything has been merged in, and there's no point keeping this open unless someone else checks. -- [[User:Pypi|Pypi]] ([[User talk:Pypi|talk]]) 05:19, 24 May 2016 (UTC)

Latest revision as of 06:41, 24 May 2016

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: [1]

-- 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)
The current CUPS#Configuration section includes the text The default configuration is sufficient for most users, but also includes instructions for installing local and remote printers. What was the intention for that section? Would it be better to move it to CUPS#Installation?
Under CUPS#Configuration there is (now) two sections, CUPS#GUI_applications and CUPS#CLI_tools. I think that the naming could be improved - any suggestions?
-- Pypi (talk) 06:40, 24 May 2016 (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 [11]. I think that might be all the lost content returned? -- Pypi (talk) 07:41, 23 February 2016 (UTC)
Closed. I think everything has been merged in, and there's no point keeping this open unless someone else checks. -- Pypi (talk) 05:19, 24 May 2016 (UTC)