[clug-talk] configure printer

Michael Walters waltersm at telusplanet.net
Mon May 29 16:06:28 PDT 2006


Hello Gustin,

When I do try to print I do not get any errors. For example, If I select 
Print for printing the email message I just received, the screen says 
"configuring printer" and a little bar goes moving by like it is 
configuring the printer, and nothing further happens. I do not get an 
error message - it just does not print. When I do enscript <filename> I 
get "One file sent to printer" and nothing further, not even an error 
message. It should print, but just does not print. The same happens with 
  lp <filename> I will go to configure the printer in xwindow and will 
read to you what it says in the next message.

Regards,

Michael Walters


Gustin Johnson wrote:
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> There does not seem to be a problem here.  This looks almost identical
> to my cups log file, and my cups is working great.
> 
> Do you get any errors when you try to print?
> 
> Michael Walters wrote:
>> Hello Gustin,
>>
>> I did as you suggested and did a tail -n60 /var/cups/error_log
>> as super user using tab completion where applicable and got the 
>> following results:
>>
>> I [28/May/2006:18:35:07 -0600] Full reload is required.
>> I [28/May/2006:18:35:09 -0600] Load PPDs:Read "/var/lib/cups/ppds.dat", 
>> 2517 PPDs...
>> I [28/May/2006:18:35:10 -0600] Load PPDs: No new or changed PPDs ...
>> I [28/May/2006:18:35:11 -0600] Full reload complete
>> I [28/May/2006:20:01:34 -0600] Scheduler shutting down normally
>> I [28/May/2006:20:59:11 -0600] Loaded configuration file 
>> "/etc/cups/cupsd.config"
>> I [28/May/2006:20:59:11 -0600] Configured for up to 100 clients
>> I [28/May/2006:20:59:11 -0600] Allowing up to 100 client connections per 
>> host
>> I [28/May/2006:20:59:11 -0600] Full reload is required
>> I [28/May/2006:20:59:13 -0600] Load PPDs:Read "/var/lib/cups/ppds.dat", 
>> 2512 PPDs...
>> I [28/May/2006:20:59:14 -0600] Load  PPDs: No new or changed PPD's...
>> I [28/May/2006:20:59:15 -0600] Full reload complete
>> I [28/May/2006:21:14:23 -0600] Adding start banner page "none" to job 382
>> I [28/May/2006:21:14:23 -0600] Adding end banner page "none" to job 382
>> I [28/May/2006:21:14:23 -0600] Job 382 qued on 'Canon BJ-2003' by 'michael'.
>> I [28/May/2006:21:27:32 -0600] Scheduler shutting down normally.
>> I [28/May/2006:21:27:32 -0600] Loaded configuration file 
>> "/etc/cups/cupsd.config"
>> I [28/May/2006:21:27:32 -0600] Configured for up to 100 clients
>> I [28/May/2006:21:27:32 -0600] Allowing up to 100 clients to connect per 
>> host.
>> I [28/May/2006:21:27:32 -0600] Full reload is required.
>> I [28/May/2006:21:27:33 -0600] Load PPDs: Read "/var/log/cups/ppds.dat", 
>> 2517 PPDs...
>> I [28/May/2006:21:27:34 -0600] Load PPDs: No new or changed PPDs...
>> I [28/May/2006:21:27:34 -0600] Full reload complete
>>
>>
>> Does this give you a clue as to what is going on Gustin?
>>
>> All help appreciated in advance,
>>
>> Michael Walters
>> Gustin Johnson wrote:
>>
>>
>> Michael Walters wrote:
>>>>> Hello Gustin,
>>>>>
>>>>> I have highlighted in green among other things at /etc/init.d$
>>>>> cupsys and cupsys.dpkg-new . Should I su and remove cupsys.dpkg-new and 
>>>>> then run /etc.init.d/cupsys restart and then do a cat 
>>>>> /var/log.cups/error_log to see the details of any errors just as you 
>>>>> suggest? or should I just do /etc/init.d/cupsys restart exactly as you 
>>>>> suggest without removeing cupsys.dpkg-new and then do a cat 
>>>>> /var/log/cups/error_log to see the details of any errors exactly as you 
>>>>> suggest?
>>>>>
>>>>> The reason I was thinking that I should remove cupsys.dpkg-new is that I 
>>>>>   believe I got my printer problems running dkpg when I should not have.
>>>>>
>> The dpkg.new means that dpkg detected the new version is different from
>> the old.  The dpkg.new file is not harming anything and can be kept as is.
>>
>> Just run the existing file (since that is what is happening on boot) and
>> post the output from the error log.  If it is really long (the log
>> file), then tail -n60 /var/log/cups/error.log
>>
>>
>>>>> Regards,
>>>>>
>>>>> Michael Walters
>>>>> ______________________________________________
>>>>> Gustin Johnson wrote:
>>>>> bogi wrote:
>>>>>>>> no.
>>>>>>>> chkconfig --list and send the result in.
>>>>> I don't think that this exists in a Debian based distro
>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Cheers
>>>>>>>> Szemir
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> On May 28, 2006 09:00, Michael Walters wrote:
>>>>>>>>> Hello All,
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> On boot up I noticed that the computer while trying to run the cups said
>>>>>>>>> to correct the error by running /etc/rc5.d/h(something)
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> And I have several choices for that something and perhaps a few other
>>>>>>>>> things should be run too.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> run /etc/rc5.d/hddtemp   ??
>>>>> This has nothing to do with cups
>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> run /etc/rc5.d/s20xprint ??
>>>>> Should not be run directly.
>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Since squid is not working either should I run
>>>>>>>>> run/etc/rc5.d/s20squid  ??
>>>>> Does squid need to be running?  It likely should not be running unless
>>>>> one knows how to configure and lock it down.
>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> and should I run /etc/rd5.d/inetd ??
>>>>> Not really related to cups either.
>>>>>
>>>>> Basically to run these scripts you look in /etc/init.d/
>>>>>
>>>>> So for me
>>>>> /etc/init.d/cupsys restart
>>>>> is how I restart the cups service.
>>>>>
>>>>> cat /var/log/cups/error_log
>>>>> to see the details of any errors.
>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> All help appreciated in advance.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> I will check all the replies to this email for the next three days
>>>>>>>>> before trying any of them to be safe from messing up my system.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> I messed up my system by trying a suggestion some people made without
>>>>>>>>> checking it out first. That is how I lost printer configuration in the
>>>>>>>>> first place.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> I was thinking of doing what was suggested at boot up, if I can get it
>>>>>>>>> right.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> I would do the above as super user of course.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Thanks in advance,
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Michael Walters
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