First time CUPS user, config problems?
rasputnik at hellooperator.net
Mon Jul 19 02:45:16 PDT 2004
* Eric Crist <ecrist at secure-computing.net> [0701 08:01]:
> On Monday 19 July 2004 03:39, Henrik W Lund wrote:
> > Funny. There doesn't seem to be anything wrong here. Unless, of course,
> > it "Saw EOF" a little early. What did debug level 2 tell you? I know
> > mine said something about some filter somewhere that was needed, but not
> > found.
> > This is mysterious. You're sure that the problem is with CUPS? The
> > printer works from, say, Windows? It _could_ be that the printer just
> > gobbles up jobs, but doesn't actually print them. Just maybe... Just
> > exhausting possibilities here.
> This printer prints nearly perfectly with apsfilter and regular, base, lpd/lpr
> installed. The only problem is the margins, and I can fix that for the most
> part. I think it's a problem with cups, personally, but I never see anything
> interesting from debug2, but I'll try again. I'll post tomorrow or the next
Just wondering - why do you want to use CUPS?
I did exactly the same thing as you - installed it because it would be 'easy to use'
then spent a fortnight configuring it.
CUPS in my experience is one of the very few UNIX programs that breaks after a while -
everything else might be a bit tricky to configure, but once it works, it keeps working.
CUPS randomly decided to throw away jobs, until I threw *it* away in disgust.
ESR seems to agree (NB: I am in no way a fan of him, but the article struck a few chords)
Despite all this I am still thinking of trying to reinstall it this week - I don't know
A bird in the hand is worth what it will bring.
Rasputin :: Jack of All Trades - Master of Nuns
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