cups, and hplip too, fail to recognize printer when I try to print
mueller6724 at bellsouth.net
Tue Jun 2 10:16:39 UTC 2015
Thomas Mueller wrote:
> I have printer, HP_LaserJet_Professional_M1212nf_MFP, seem to have set
> it up with cups [...]
> lpr: lp: unknown printer
Patrick Hess responded:
> Be aware that after installing CUPS you will find two incompatible lpr
> binaries on your system: /usr/bin/lpr, which belongs to the base system,
> and /usr/local/bin/lpr, the one that comes with CUPS. Unless you changed
> your $PATH to include /usr/local/bin before /usr/bin, you are still
> calling /usr/bin/lpr (use "which lpr" to confirm this). The same goes
> for /usr/bin/lp vs. /usr/local/bin/lp.
> So just try using the full path for /usr/local/bin/lpr and see if that
> does the trick.
I tried that, got some more sign of life, but still no joy:
But it still seems that /usr/local/sbin and /usr/local/bin in FreeBSD, or /usr/pkg/sbin and /usr/pkg/bin in NetBSD, should properly be at the front of the path, unless one wants to put $HOME/bin or the like in front of that.
I get Idle: Filter failed
on http://localhost:631 status page.
It looks like cups and the printer are finding every silly excuse for refusing to work.
I can't really say if Linux would work better.
Only other way is seeing if the Windows way works in wine.
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