[cups.general] Problem with Ubuntu printing to a Debian server

Michael R Sweet msweet at apple.com
Thu May 29 08:27:22 PDT 2008

Eugen Wintersberger wrote:
> Hi there
>  I have a problem with printing from my Ubuntu (8.04) workstations on
> network printers exported by a CUPS server running under Debian Etch.
> On the Debian server the CUPS version is 1.2.7 while on the Ubuntu boxes
> CUPS version is 1.3.7.
> To be a bit more precise: printing with lp works fine from within a
> terminal. However, all applications using the GNOME printing dialog fail
> to print. 
> When I open the printing dialog lets say from evince i get the following
> error message in the access_log on the Debian server:
> - - [29/May/2008:10:28:09 +0200] "GET /printers/HPCLJ4550DN?all HTTP/1.1" 404 0 - -
> if a network printer is activated by default (otherwise I get this
> message after activating a network printer via mouse click).
> When I try now to print the document the access_log on the Ubuntu client
> gets the following message
> - - [29/May/2008:10:32:13 +0200] "POST /printers/HPCLJ4550DN HTTP/1.1" 200 162889 Print-Job client-error-not-found
> It seems that the GNOME printing dialog is making an error in the
> printer request. 
> Has anyone an idea how to solve this problem?

Report the problem to the Debian folks?

Michael R Sweet                        Senior Printing System Engineer

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