[almost resolved] Re: Shared Printers - Samba + cups-pdf

NoOp glgxg at mfire.com
Sat May 26 02:11:22 UTC 2007

On 05/25/2007 02:43 PM, NoOp wrote:

> and the virtual cups-pdf printer on the second machine that was working
> this morning stops working.
> In any event, it appears that I'm back to where I started & can now
> print out your suggestions and give them a try. I think that I'll also
> clear out all of the config files in my .cups & etc/cups directories
> (backup first of course) and do another reinstall of cupsys* to see if
> perhaps the config files somehow got screwed up.

Finally found the cause for the local pdf printer not working. I'm not
sure I understand why it fixed it, but:

I loaded up a new Feisty install on a spare machine that I'd been
playing with (LAMP etc) and checked the /etc/cups/cupsd.conf on that
machine against one that I've be having a problem with (one of the
remotes - not the local w/ the printer) and found the following discrepancy:

line 16 in the new Feisty machine cupsd.conf file:
Listen localhost:631

line 16 in the problem remote Feisty machine cupsd.conf file:

line 105 in the new Feisty machine cupsd.conf file:
# Include files in /etc/cups/conf.d
no further lines follow.

line 105-107 in the new Feisty machine cupsd.conf file:
# Include files in /etc/cups/conf.d
Include /etc/cups/cups.d/ports.conf
Include /etc/cups/cups.d/browse.conf

There was not Include /etc/cups/cups.d/ so I simply commented out the 2

Local virtual PDF printer is now working :-) Now it's on to figure out
why the System|Administration|Printing gui dies on the remote machines
when the main machine is off or not connected...

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