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« Reply #15 on: October 09, 2006, 02:48:21 pm »
I can now add printers, but whenever I try to print something, it doesn't work. If I go under jobs, I see that under state it says "stopped at novalue" and under pages it says "Unknown". Is this solvable?

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« Reply #16 on: October 09, 2006, 07:02:38 pm »
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I can now add printers, but whenever I try to print something, it doesn't work. If I go under jobs, I see that under state it says "stopped at novalue" and under pages it says "Unknown". Is this solvable?

Thanks for your help!
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Sorry, never seen that one before. Some quick googling suggests that maybe this is a bug in the foomatic stuff (for printers that don't directly support postscript), so maybe you do need to upgrade to a newer version of cups after all...?

Have you tried using a different driver (ppd file)?
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« Reply #17 on: October 09, 2006, 07:24:54 pm »
I tried both of the ones I have. Both had the same problem.

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« Reply #18 on: November 24, 2006, 08:33:42 pm »
Hi

I've installed CUPS and have the same problem.

I also find that it won't let me configure the printer I have installed - permission denied, though it did let me go through the installing a printer process. It also accepts my password to let me delete jobs.

It does show printers on the network, but nothing actually gets processed.
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« Reply #19 on: November 25, 2006, 03:31:39 pm »
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Hi

I've installed CUPS and have the same problem.

I also find that it won't let me configure the printer I have installed - permission denied, though it did let me go through the installing a printer process. It also accepts my password to let me delete jobs.

It does show printers on the network, but nothing actually gets processed.
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If you're getting 'permission denied' errors then it is most likely the settings in the cups configuration file - note that there are two areas permissions need to be given (one for using printers, one for admin).
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« Reply #20 on: November 26, 2006, 06:30:34 pm »
Nothing I am tweaking in cupsd.conf seems to work. Can you give a  little more detail.

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« Reply #21 on: November 26, 2006, 06:33:17 pm »
paste you cupsd.conf here... I will look at it...

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« Reply #22 on: December 03, 2006, 01:59:55 pm »
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paste you cupsd.conf here... I will look at it...

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Hi

I have  attached my cupsd.conf here (says .txt coz it wouldn't let me upload .conf).
Really it is now back to tne default because the last thing I tried was swopping in one from my OSX, which was a non-starter.

Thanks for any help.

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« Reply #23 on: December 03, 2006, 02:13:51 pm »
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paste you cupsd.conf here... I will look at it...

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Hi

I have  attached my cupsd.conf here (says .txt coz it wouldn't let me upload .conf).
Really it is now back to tne default because the last thing I tried was swopping in one from my OSX, which was a non-starter.

Thanks for any help.

John
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I'm not sure where the @LOCAL etc are defined...? My cupsd.conf is pretty simple for the Zaurus (comments omitted):

Code: [Select]
LogLevel none
PreserveJobHistory No
Port 631


Order Deny,Allow
Deny From All
Allow From 127.0.0.1



AuthType Basic
AuthClass System
Order Deny,Allow
Deny From All
Allow From 127.0.0.1
... and it works fine for me. Try starting with a really basic config file like this and working your up to a more complex config if that's what you're after.
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« Reply #24 on: December 03, 2006, 06:19:55 pm »
Please don't get me wrong... the file I attached was the default it came with. Honest folks, nothing to do with me. I just want something that works. To hell with security and all. So is what you posted the full thing or some little snippet?

Just want a cupsd.conf that will allow me to print to any cups printer that is willing to accept jobs from the local network.

Thanks for the interest.
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« Reply #25 on: December 03, 2006, 07:10:35 pm »
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Please don't get me wrong... the file I attached was the default it came with. Honest folks, nothing to do with me. I just want something that works. To hell with security and all. So is what you posted the full thing or some little snippet?

Just want a cupsd.conf that will allow me to print to any cups printer that is willing to accept jobs from the local network.

Thanks for the interest.
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That's cool - yes that's the entire file, so try it and see if it works
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« Reply #26 on: December 05, 2006, 06:24:21 pm »
Tried it, but no. I get permission denied when trying to configure any printer. I tried printing from SciTE and got this message:

>a2ps "cupsd.conf"
sh: a2ps: command not found
>Exit code: 127

Is it that I am missing something vital?

Cups restarted with the small cupsd.conf by the way, so I am hoping nothing is too out of whack.
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« Reply #27 on: December 05, 2006, 10:20:55 pm »
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Tried it, but no. I get permission denied when trying to configure any printer. I tried printing from SciTE and got this message:

>a2ps "cupsd.conf"
sh: a2ps: command not found
>Exit code: 127

Is it that I am missing something vital?

Cups restarted with the small cupsd.conf by the way, so I am hoping nothing is too out of whack.
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SciTE does the same thing for me (never tried printing from it before!). To fix that problem I imagine you'll need to install the package that provides a2ps (probably ghostscript?)

I have printed from Abiword, Firefox via CUPS. I would recommend simply browsing to [a href=\"http://localhost:631]http://localhost:631[/url] and configuring the printer and printing a test page first though. If you're still getting permission denied, I'm not sure what is happening (you must browse from the Zaurus, not another machine as the cupsd.conf above only allows local access).
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« Reply #28 on: December 06, 2006, 02:17:03 pm »
Ghostscript already there. Whatever I do... permission denied. Logged in as root, don't get it. Will scrub the config files, uninstall, restart, reinstall, and if that doesn't do it simply give up.

Pity, printing would be simply so good.
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« Reply #29 on: December 06, 2006, 09:36:47 pm »
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Ghostscript already there. Whatever I do... permission denied. Logged in as root, don't get it. Will scrub the config files, uninstall, restart, reinstall, and if that doesn't do it simply give up.

Pity, printing would be simply so good.
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I'm wondering if I have been leading you up the garden path from the start...

Where *exactly* are you seeing permission denied? When you use the web interface to configure printers, it asks you to manually enter a name and password - judging from earlier posts perhaps you already have this working...? Any problems with the web interface or not?

If you are seeing permission denied when trying to print to an already configured/installed printer, then it will be the configuration of that printer. What sort of printer? Networked? Does it require authentication? Or are you printing via another cups server?
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