printing problems with CUPS on localhost server
daniel at stiw.org
Thu Aug 4 07:58:17 GMT 2005
On Thu, 04 Aug 2005 09:13:18 +0800, Graham North <northg at shaw.ca> wrote:
> I just set up my FreeBSD box to act as a printserver. I used CUPs and
> Samba following great directions found here:
> The printserver works very nicely printing jobs from my WinXP client to
> an hp4l printer attached to Freebsd, however it will not print files
> from itself using lpr.
> A bit of hunting found some "gotchas" at:
> http://home.nyc.rr.com/computertaijutsu/cups.html ... and so I tried
> adding symbolic links for the lp and lpr commands as per the author's
> recommendations - see bottom of email.
> The problem still exists however, now instead of getting error messages,
> if I issue a "lpr filename" command, my printer gives a quick blink, no
> errror messages are generated, but neither is printer output - nada!
> Repeat - Samba and Cups work together fine on this elderly hp4l - print
> all sorts from Windows. Just cannot access from the server itself.
> I am sure that this is a simple configuration issue somewhere -
> my printcap definition, ie: hp4l|lp|hp4l:rm=192.168.0.102:rp=hp4l:
> ps. This was auto-generated from CUPs and oirignally was
> (I later inserted the lp myself as CUPS does not, either way it doesn't
> Can anyone please point me straight on this?
> Thanks, Graham/
Are you using the lpr that was installed with FreeBSD as part of the base
or the lpr supplier by the cups-lpr package?
FreeBSD base lpr is in /usr/bin|/usr/sbin and the cups-lpr is in
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