[cups.general] Network printer

Johannes Meixner jsmeix at suse.de
Wed Nov 21 05:40:58 PST 2012


On Nov 21 04:57 jarlaxl wrote (excerpt):
> I am trying to print to a network printer (NRG MP 2000L)
> at my work from a debian wheezy system (cups 1.5.3).
> I have installed the drivers from the cups web interface
> but no matter of my attempts, the printer does not print
> eventhough the web interface reports data has been successfully
> sent. Is there any way i can troubleshoot the problem?

Only a blind guess:

You use a PostScript "driver" but the MP 2000L does not support
PostScript (in contrast to the MP 2000 that does)?

Check the specification of your particular printer model
which standard printer language(s) it supports, compare

For a better analysis, you should provide more details:

What is the CUPS device URI on the Linux system from where
you submit the print job? I.e. what is the output of the command

lpstat -v <queue_name>

Which exact driver do you use for your particular printer model?
More precisely: What are the NickName and cupsFilter entries
in the PPD in /etc/cups/ppd/<queue_name>.ppd (replace <queue_name>
with your print queue name)? I.e. what is the output of the command

egrep 'NickName|cupsFilter' /etc/cups/ppd/<queue_name>.ppd

For debugging, check the CUPS debug messages.
See the section "Usually provide CUPS debug messages" at

Kind Regards
Johannes Meixner
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