[cups.general] Can't set default printer

Johannes Meixner jsmeix at suse.de
Tue Sep 27 00:49:50 PDT 2005


On Sep 26 22:23 Jeffrey Goldberg wrote (shortened):
> SuSE 9.3 system
> # lpadmin -d HFC-8440
> lpadmin: set-default failed: client-error-not-found
> HFC-8440 is connected via USB to another host

You try to set the system default queue on the 9.3 system
in /etc/cups/printers.conf (because you use "lpadmin")
but there is no such queue on the 9.3 system because what you
see with "lpstat -p" on the 9.3 system is the remote queue
from the other host which was announced via CUPS Browsing.

Regarding print settings in general see

Each user on the 9.3 system can use "lpoptions" (or the nice
graphical printing frontends) to set his personal default queue
in ~/.lpoptions or you can run "lpoptions" as root on the 9.3 system
to set the default queue in /etc/cups/lpoptions for all users
on the 9.3 system.

Kind Regards
Johannes Meixner
SUSE LINUX Products GmbH, Maxfeldstrasse 5      Mail: jsmeix at suse.de
90409 Nuernberg, Germany                    WWW: http://www.suse.de/

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