[K12OSN] Very frustrating!

Rob Owens rowens at ptd.net
Fri Jan 30 21:26:34 UTC 2009

On Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 03:35:17PM -0500, Joseph Bishay wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 9:16 AM, Rob Owens <rowens at ptd.net> wrote:
> > 1)  Is the thin client listed in lts.conf, and are you specifying in that file that it has a usb printer attached?
> [mac address of thin client with printer]
> Yes I have the following in lts.conf
> PRINTER_0_DEVICE = /dev/usb/lp0
> MODULE_01 = usblp
The module should be loaded automatically.  Try removing the MODULE_01 line and see if that makes any difference.  It should not be needed, but it also probably isn't hurting.  Still, remove it just to check.

> > 2)  Does the thin client have a static IP address?
> No - I am using the mac address in lts.conf to specify it, and it does
> seem that the DHCP server is always giving that machine
> as the IP.
That is normal behavior for a DHCP server, but you still should set a static IP address so it's guaranteed not to change.  Looks like that isn't your problem, though, if you're always getting the same IP address.

> > 3)  Have you rebooted the thin client after making the above changes/settings?
> Yes.
> > 4)  Have you configured a jetdirect printer in cups which points to the IP address or hostname of the correct thin client?  Did you specify HP Laserjet 1000 as the printer?
> Yes I did this two ways -- once by taking the working local printer
> and redirecting it to the thin client.  The other times by creating a
> new jetdirect printer in cups (and also via the admin panel printer
> control program) and creating it from scratch, specifying the HP 1000
> and the correct driver.
Sounds like you're doing it right.  I'm trying to find a list of local printer troubleshooting steps that I used a couple years ago.  In the meantime, see if this gives you any clues:


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