[cups.general] client-error-not-possible error only on cups web

Helge Blischke h.blischke at srz.de
Fri Jan 28 05:01:44 PST 2005

Ye Ying wrote:
> I have a very weird problem here.
> I have used CUPS for my printer which connects to a network for years.
> Just recently it suddenly doesn't allow me to print the test page via
> the cups web interface http://servername:631/ The error message I got was:
> Error:
>      client-error-not-possible
> which doesn't offer any help at all. I also found I won't be able to
> re-print the completed job for this particular printer.
> I tried to look at the access_log and error_log, nothing abnormal. The
> access_log actually indicated there is a job which prints the test page.
> I can print the test page via cups web interface for other printers
> connecting to the same network.
> All printers have no problem to print their jobs.
> Does anything have any idea when I may look for the answer? Thanks a
> million in advance.
> Ye

Set the log level to debug2 and then see what happens.
I'm almost sure *something* has changed on your server (a newly
installed/activated firewall?,
getting the defined services from another source that doesn't know about
CUPS? etc. etc.).


Helge Blischke
SRZ Berlin | Firmengruppe besscom
tel: +49 30 75301-360

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