[cups.general] cups -> printer server

Matt Hull mhull1 at uic.edu
Fri Sep 16 14:39:00 PDT 2005


well, i am not a cups expert.  i only set up a print server at my house
and found /var/log/cups/* to help trouble shoot it.   and search some of
it on google

sorry i dont know more.

matt

On Thu, 15 Sep 2005, Dragos wrote:

> As far as I know there is only one server running, only config file and
> one log file
> what other log files would be helpful?
> I hope you and I are not the only two people reading these emails...
>
> Dragos
>
> Matt Hull wrote:
>
> >i dont know too much about the cups log files, maybe someone else does.
> >but are there 2 cups servers running?  like a local cups server that
> >printes to a remote cups server that  has the printer installed?  then you
> >should look at both log files.
> >
> >and is that the end of the log file?  i see started...
> >
> >matt
> >
> >On Thu, 15 Sep 2005, Dragos wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> >>Well, here are cups' error_log file and 'ps ax | grep cups':
> >>
> >>I [15/Sep/2005:00:15:01 -0400] Started "/usr/lib/cups/cgi-bin/printers.cgi" (pid=20789)
> >>I [15/Sep/2005:00:15:01 -0400] Adding start banner page "none" to job 19.
> >>I [15/Sep/2005:00:15:01 -0400] Adding end banner page "none" to job 19.
> >>I [15/Sep/2005:00:15:01 -0400] Job 19 queued on 'r800' by ''.
> >>I [15/Sep/2005:00:15:01 -0400] Started filter /usr/lib/cups/filter/pstops (PID 20790) for job 19.
> >>I [15/Sep/2005:00:15:01 -0400] Started filter /usr/lib/cups/filter/pstoraster (PID 20791) for job 19.
> >>I [15/Sep/2005:00:15:01 -0400] Started filter /usr/lib/cups/filter/rastertopips (PID 20792) for job 19.
> >>I [15/Sep/2005:00:15:01 -0400] Started backend /usr/lib/cups/backend/lpd (PID 20793) for job 19.
> >>I [15/Sep/2005:00:15:04 -0400] Started "/usr/lib/cups/cgi-bin/jobs.cgi" (pid=20812)
> >>I [15/Sep/2005:00:15:38 -0400] Started "/usr/lib/cups/cgi-bin/jobs.cgi" (pid=20954)
> >>I [15/Sep/2005:00:17:49 -0400] Started "/usr/lib/cups/cgi-bin/jobs.cgi" (pid=21497)
> >>I [15/Sep/2005:00:17:52 -0400] Started "/usr/lib/cups/cgi-bin/jobs.cgi" (pid=21511)
> >>I [15/Sep/2005:00:18:29 -0400] Started "/usr/lib/cups/cgi-bin/jobs.cgi" (pid=21672)
> >>I [15/Sep/2005:00:18:39 -0400] Started "/usr/lib/cups/cgi-bin/jobs.cgi" (pid=21714)
> >>I [15/Sep/2005:00:19:02 -0400] Started "/usr/lib/cups/cgi-bin/jobs.cgi" (pid=21811)
> >>
> >>------------------------------------------------------------------------
> >>
> >>19730 ?        R      5:37 /usr/lib/cups/filter/pipstoprinter SPR800 5952 7270 COLOR LT_AUTO PLAIN_Q
> >>20018 ?        R      4:57 /usr/lib/cups/filter/pipstoprinter SPR800 5952 7270 COLOR LT_AUTO PLAIN_Q
> >>20329 ?        Ss     0:08 cupsd
> >>20390 ?        R      4:29 /usr/lib/cups/filter/pipstoprinter SPR800 5952 7270 COLOR LT_AUTO PLAIN_Q
> >>
> >>The cups' error_log is from printing the test page (notice the 4 minutes
> >>it took to print one little test page).
> >>Nothing got logged while trying to print a page from Firefox.
> >>Are there other relevant log files?
> >>Dragos
> >>
> >>Matt Hull wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>>time to check the log files....
> >>>
> >>>matt
> >>>
> >>>On Tue, 13 Sep 2005, Dragos wrote:
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>>I actually do not use IPP.
> >>>>
> >>>>I just realised another thing.
> >>>>On my other PC (Fedora Code 3) I actually see the name of the printer
> >>>>queue in the printing window (I do not see that in the Mandriva
> >>>>version). However, I get an error window after a few seconds after
> >>>>printing telling me that the job was canceled and I should check why...
> >>>>No other clue is given.
> >>>>
> >>>>One more thing I only use Gnome (if that makes a difference).
> >>>>
> >>>>Thank you
> >>>>Dragos
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>Matt Hull wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>>maybe the print server is not sending out ipp printer info ?
> >>>>>
> >>>>>a guess.  cups does that and clients find the printer that way.  it sends
> >>>>>out printer info every few minutes i think
> >>>>>
> >>>>>matt
> >>>>>
> >>>>>On Mon, 12 Sep 2005, Dragos wrote:
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>>>Hello,
> >>>>>>I use Mandriva LE2005. My printer is a Epson R800 plugged into a DP-G321
> >>>>>>D-Link printer server.
> >>>>>>I have installed the Epson drivers successfully (I think) and am able to
> >>>>>>print the test page...
> >>>>>>I am also able to print from my XP Pro PC so the hardware should be fine.
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>My problem is that I can only print the test page. No other software
> >>>>>>(Firefox, Openoffice, Gimp,...) is able to print.
> >>>>>>Mandriva's Print Control Panel is blanc when I access it, so any printer
> >>>>>>config is done through localhost:631.
> >>>>>>When I start a print, there are no Jobs showing on the Cups' Jobs page.
> >>>>>>lpstat -p says that it cannot connect to the server
> >>>>>>And last, but not least, I have to manually start the server after each
> >>>>>>reboot, as for some reason the Services applet does not save the "Start
> >>>>>>at boot" option for Cups.
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>It is a very strange problem I hope somebody will be able to help me with.
> >>>>>>Thank you for your time.
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>Dragos
> >>>>>>
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