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#1 2005-04-06 11:10:55

Registered: 2005-03-31
Posts: 42

CUPS - NOT Printing !!!!

ok guys,

I've got two network printers which are
HP Laserjet 4200 which is on
HP Deskjet 3820(color) which is on

I need to set up my printing right. Basically I do not care what printing system to use -as long as I can print:
Documents from OpenOffice
Web Pages from Firefox & Opera
E-mail messages from Sylpheed
Sipmle text files from ..say gvim
anything from console

I've found several drivers on for both printers.
Using Driver "HP lasejet Series CUPS" 

Test page printing says cancelled, here is output log:

I [06/Apr/2005:20:09:19 +0500] Printer 'HP4200' modified by 'root'.
I [06/Apr/2005:20:09:20 +0500] Started "/usr/lib/cups/cgi-bin/printers.cgi" (pid=5455)
I [06/Apr/2005:20:09:23 +0500] Started "/usr/lib/cups/cgi-bin/printers.cgi" (pid=5456)
I [06/Apr/2005:20:09:25 +0500] Adding start banner page "none" to job 19.
I [06/Apr/2005:20:09:25 +0500] Adding end banner page "none" to job 19.
I [06/Apr/2005:20:09:25 +0500] Job 19 queued on 'HP4200' by 'root'.
E [06/Apr/2005:20:09:25 +0500] Unable to convert file 0 to printable format for job 19!
I [06/Apr/2005:20:09:25 +0500] Hint: Do you have ESP Ghostscript installed?
I [06/Apr/2005:20:09:25 +0500] Hint: Try setting the LogLevel to "debug".
I [06/Apr/2005:20:09:29 +0500] Started "/usr/lib/cups/cgi-bin/printers.cgi" (pid=5457)
I [06/Apr/2005:20:09:31 +0500] Started "/usr/lib/cups/cgi-bin/printers.cgi" (pid=5458)

Another one -

# pacman -Qi ghostscript
Name           : ghostscript
Version        : 7.07.1-5
Groups         : None
Packager       : dorphell <>
URL            : 
License        : 
Architecture   : 
Size           : 14427795
Build Date     : Sat Mar 20 23:18:34 2004 UTC
Install Date   : Wed Apr  6 14:02:34 2005 UTC
Install Script : No
Reason:        : explicitly installed
Provides       : None
Depends On     : gimp-print glib xfree86 
Required By    : None
Conflicts With : None
Description    : An interpreter for the PostScript language

So can anyone pls advise me what is wrong ?
Also is there a more "simple" print system, where I can print with one simple command from console of everywhere descibed above ?


P.S. I'm able to print Test Page using raw driver, but when I'm trying to configure printer CUPS reports:




#2 2005-04-06 12:08:29

From: NYC
Registered: 2002-10-11
Posts: 465

Re: CUPS - NOT Printing !!!!

CUPS (Can't Usually Print Stuff) is nice when it works and a pain when it doesn't.

I have a page on cups
and I believe it has a link to cups and Arch.

See if any of the suggestions there help.


#3 2005-04-14 06:01:54

Registered: 2005-03-31
Posts: 42

Re: CUPS - NOT Printing !!!!

the issue is solved by reinstalling CUPS & all supporting packages...



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