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#1 2005-04-17 19:02:32

lmellen
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From: Fairport, NY
Registered: 2004-06-11
Posts: 120

Can't get printer working?

:? I had this thing working, shutdown, and the next day it wasn't.
I have downloaded and installed all the proper files-- used the cups set up in Arch Wiki. I downloaded cups, foomatic, gimp-print, HPIJS,the ppd files for the printer, set up on localhost 631. Everything seems fine, but again, run a test and the printer does nothing.
All the drivers were listed in the set up utilities. it's a HP-DeskJet 3650.
It's not recognized by hwd, but so what, hwd doesn't  recognize the USB ports. It was not recognized in tail  /varlog/messages.
I know it works, I just set up another OS the other day, used the set up  printer icon in KDE, and it worked perfectly.
I think there is something I'm doing wrong or missing, but what????
I also have the proper modules and daemons in rc.conf.
Anybody know what's going on??? -- I did have it working at one time!
                               Thanks --Larry smile

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#2 2005-04-17 20:43:14

puntmuts
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Registered: 2005-02-22
Posts: 138

Re: Can't get printer working?

You probably already checked if cupsd was running when printing was failing smile


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#3 2005-04-17 21:25:18

lmellen
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From: Fairport, NY
Registered: 2004-06-11
Posts: 120

Re: Can't get printer working?

The only thing I get from cupsd is: Child exited with status 98!.
I don't have the foggiest idea what that means.
                                          Thanks for the reply -- Larry  smile

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#4 2005-04-17 21:48:19

puntmuts
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Posts: 138

Re: Can't get printer working?

From /etc/cups/cupsd.conf:

# Log level (LogLevel)
#
# Controls the number of messages logged to the ErrorLog
# file and can be one of the following:
#
#     debug2:     Log everything.
#     debug:     Log almost everything.
#     info:      Log all requests and state changes.
#     warn:      Log errors and warnings.
#     error:     Log only errors.
#     none:      Log nothing.
#
# ex: info
#
#LogLevel info

LogLevel info

If you put the loglevel into debug or debug2 maybe you'll get a clue what is going on.

Cheers.


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#5 2005-04-17 22:05:05

lmellen
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From: Fairport, NY
Registered: 2004-06-11
Posts: 120

Re: Can't get printer working?

puntmuts wrote:

From /etc/cups/cupsd.conf:

# Log level (LogLevel)
#
# Controls the number of messages logged to the ErrorLog
# file and can be one of the following:
#
#     debug2:     Log everything.
#     debug:     Log almost everything.
#     info:      Log all requests and state changes.
#     warn:      Log errors and warnings.
#     error:     Log only errors.
#     none:      Log nothing.
#
# ex: info
#
#LogLevel info

LogLevel info

If you put the loglevel into debug or debug2 maybe you'll get a clue what is going on.

Cheers.

Sorry to sound stupid, but how do I put the loglevel into debug??

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#6 2005-04-17 22:20:26

puntmuts
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Registered: 2005-02-22
Posts: 138

Re: Can't get printer working?

Edit the conf file and modify the LogLevel line to:

LogLevel debug

. Restart cups and look at the logfiles to see what they say. It should give more information now.


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#7 2005-04-17 22:35:24

lmellen
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From: Fairport, NY
Registered: 2004-06-11
Posts: 120

Re: Can't get printer working?

puntmuts wrote:

Edit the conf file and modify the LogLevel line to:

LogLevel debug

. Restart cups and look at the logfiles to see what they say. It should give more information now.

I tried /var/log/cups/error_log - I got permission denied.
I tried chown A+x i got invalid user??
Sorry if I'm being a pain in the neck-- Larry

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#8 2005-04-17 22:36:47

skeeter
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From: Woodstock, CT
Registered: 2003-02-01
Posts: 77

Re: Can't get printer working?

Probably already done but do you have ghostscript installed?


Skeeter

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#9 2005-04-17 22:40:01

lmellen
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From: Fairport, NY
Registered: 2004-06-11
Posts: 120

Re: Can't get printer working?

Yes, I just checked

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#10 2005-04-17 22:46:13

puntmuts
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Registered: 2005-02-22
Posts: 138

Re: Can't get printer working?

lmellen wrote:

I tried /var/log/cups/error_log - I got permission denied.

Try it as root user

lmellen wrote:

I tried chown A+x i got invalid user??

chown is change owner, not chmod, but you should not need it .

lmellen wrote:

Sorry if I'm being a pain in the neck-- Larry

big_smile


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#11 2005-04-17 22:52:59

lmellen
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From: Fairport, NY
Registered: 2004-06-11
Posts: 120

Re: Can't get printer working?

I am in root! -- Larry

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#12 2005-04-18 21:32:38

lmellen
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From: Fairport, NY
Registered: 2004-06-11
Posts: 120

Re: Can't get printer working?

roll Guess what puntmuts, I got the printer working. This is common, I totally forgot that it might be necesssary. I rebooted and it now works fine!
Thanks for the assistance -- Larry big_smile

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