Having trouble getting cups working

Robert Huff roberthuff at rcn.com
Tue Apr 22 15:15:30 UTC 2008

Andrew Falanga writes:

>  When I try to submit the printer test page from the web
>  management interface, it says, "network host 'sniper' busy: will
>  retry in X seconds."  The URI I'm using for my printer is,
>  lpd://sniper/lj4.  The printer is connected to my parallel port
>  and I think this is what I want because the other options are
>  whatever it is that cups calls JetDirect and then IPP and
>  something else.

huff@>> cat /usr/local/etc/cups/printers.conf
# Printer configuration file for CUPS v1.3.6
# Written by cupsd on 2008-04-17 12:22
<Printer 6mp>
Info LaserJet 6MP
Location 2nd floor
DeviceURI parallel:/dev/lpt0
State Idle
StateTime 1176603287
Accepting Yes
Shared Yes
JobSheets none none
QuotaPeriod 0
PageLimit 0
KLimit 0
OpPolicy default
ErrorPolicy stop-printer

	works for me uder cups-1.3.7.
	You will need to have the correct permissions for /dev/lpt0.

				Robert Huff

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