[K12OSN] Re: Printing stopped after installing new printer?

David Hopkins dahopkins429 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 8 15:16:31 UTC 2007

Printing is now working.  I updated cups to the latest version.  I still
have no idea why it just quit working though since not a single patch had
been applied other than the addition of the Toshiba printer (via the double

On 3/8/07, David Hopkins <dahopkins429 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Ok, after more looking, the only thing I notice is that lpstat -a returns
> a list of printers on the system that works and does not return anything on
> the system that isn't working.  /etc/printcap is the same for both systems,
> all the links for the lp commands are the same, just have no idea why
> printing stopped.
> On 3/8/07, David Hopkins <dahopkins429 at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > All,
> >
> > The Tech Coord installed a new printer yesterday.  Printing to it works
> > if using the cups web interface.  But ... not a single application on the
> > system can now print to anything.  e.g. Firefox and Staroffice both only
> > show generic printer.  lpstat -a hangs and returns nothing.  On the other
> > k12ltsp server, lpstat -a returns a list of all printers installed for the
> > school, including the printers on the misbehaving system, so cups is
> > working.
> >
> > So ... any ideas what has broken?  I would guess it is some
> > authentication/privelege issue on a file/directory that lp wants to use, but
> > which one?  When the tech coord installed the printer, he said that Toshiba
> > instructed him to 'just launch the self-extracting archive' for the printer
> > that was delivered.  I have no idea what this did since my normal way of
> > installing a new printer is to just get the ppd file and use it.
> >
> > Additional info:  Printing to printers attached to this system work if
> > printing from any other system, so the cups interface seems to be working
> > properly.
> >
> > ????
> >
> > Sincerely,
> > Dave Hopkins
> >
> >
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