[cups] Can't print remote

Zdenek Dohnal zdohnal at redhat.com
Fri Feb 1 02:40:58 PST 2019

Isn't ippusbxd needed for such setup (sending a job from 1st machine to
printer, which is connected to 2nd machine by usb)? If it is, then just
Fedora's rpms won't cut it - I haven't packaged ippusbxd yet :( .

If ippusbxd is really needed, you will need to download ippusbxd sources
and follow installation steps mentioned on its github
https://github.com/OpenPrinting/ippusbxd .

On 2/1/19 10:05 AM, Brian Potkin wrote:
> Vince - don't forget to post to the list.
> On Thu 31 Jan 2019 at 22:28:29 -0500, Vince Radice wrote:
>> Hi,
>>  The OS is Fedora 28 - 64 bit on both PCs.  CUPS is 2.2.6 on both.  Both are
>> up to date on fixes.
>> The Vince2 pc tries to send print jobs to the Carol PC.
>> I have check the doc for network printing on the CUPS site and I believe I
>> have the correct values set.
>> What value should I use for the loglevel parm?  I have tried DEBUG2 but I
>> get so much output I can't figure out what is happening.  It all looks fine
>> to me but I am not sure what to look for.
>> Thank you,
>> Vince Radice
>> On 1/31/19 6:42 PM, Brian Potkin wrote:
>>> On Tue 29 Jan 2019 at 17:41:01 -0500, Vince Radice wrote:
>>>> Hi
>>>>      I have two pcs - Vince2 and Carol.  There is a Brother printer connected
>>>> vis usb to Carol.  Printing from here works fine.  Carol and Vince2 are on
>>>> the same network  ( and  I cannot print from
>>>> Vince2 to the printer unless I use a usb cable from Vince2 to the printer.
>>>> When I try to print over the network CUPS responds with "Printer not
>>>> responding". When I use the usb cable, printing works.
>>>>      Here are the configuration files from CUPS from both pcs.  Am I doing
>>>> something wrong?  What else might be needed to determine my problem?
>>> Which OS(s)? What CUPS version(s)? Which pc will be used to send print
>>> jobs?
> Two posible routes to success. The second is based on a bit of guessing,
> First: try
> https://wiki.debian.org/DriverlessPrinting
> Second: you can print from vince2 with a USB connection. This implies
> there are Brother drivers on vince2. This is unwise:
> https://wiki.debian.org/PrintQueuesCUPS#Double_Filtering
> LogLevel debug is usually sufficient.
Zdenek Dohnal
Associate Software Engineer
Red Hat Czech - Brno TPB-C

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