Network printer

jarlaxl estogian at
Thu Nov 22 06:29:26 PST 2012

> Hello,
> 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
> and
> 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
> --
> SUSE LINUX Products GmbH -- Maxfeldstrasse 5 -- 90409 Nuernberg -- Germany
> HRB 16746 (AG Nuernberg) GF: Jeff Hawn, Jennifer Guild, Felix Imendoerffer

Thank you very much for replying my message.
I have tried several drivers (including Ricoh and Gestetner ones for Aficio MP 2000) and attempted both ipp and lpd protocols.
Here I send my attempt from two drivers.
After adding a printer, i have requested a test page printed.

Printer accepts IPP and LPD:
root at dhcppc5:/home/stas# nmap
Starting Nmap 6.00 ( ) at 2012-11-22 13:49 EET
Nmap scan report for
Host is up (0.0036s latency).
Not shown: 995 closed ports
23/tcp    open  telnet
80/tcp    open  http
515/tcp   open  printer
631/tcp   open  ipp
10001/tcp open  scp-config
MAC Address: 00:00:74:AA:0E:A2 (Ricoh Company)

printer interface accessed through http gives out its name: NRG MP 2000L

Attempt 1:
stas at dhcppc5:~$ lpstat -v
device for LPD_PUBLIC: lpd://

stas at dhcppc5:~$ egrep 'NickName|cupsFilter' /etc/cups/ppd/LPD_PUBLIC.ppd
*ShortNickName: "NRG MP 2000"
*NickName:      "NRG MP 2000 - CUPS+Gutenprint v5.2.9"
*cupsFilter:    "application/vnd.cups-raster 100 rastertogutenprint.5.2"

eror_log file located:
(if above link doesnt work try:

Attempt 2:
root at dhcppc5:/home/stas# lpstat -v
device for MP_2000L: lpd://

stas at dhcppc5:~$ egrep 'NickName|cupsFilter' /etc/cups/ppd/MP_2000L.ppd
*cupsFilter:    "application/vnd.cups-postscript 100 foomatic-rip"
*cupsFilter:    "application/vnd.cups-pdf 0 foomatic-rip"
*ShortNickName: "NRG MP 2000 gutenprint-ijs.5.2"
*NickName:      "NRG MP 2000 Foomatic/gutenprint-ijs.5.2"

error log file:
(if above link doesnt work try:

Thanks a lot for any help

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