Printing problem

Kjetil Halvorsen kjetil1001 at
Tue Nov 4 16:43:15 UTC 2008


I am connected to a (non-local) printer on the local network. The printer
works nice from windows macines, but from ubuntu
(neither 8.04 nor 8.10) am I able to print. What might be the problem. I am
using the troubleshooting guide, which cannot
solve the problem, but gives the following information output:

Page 1 (Choose printer):
{'cups_dest': <cups.Dest object at 0x8c4de40>,
 'cups_instance': None,
 'cups_queue': 'LaserJet-1005',
 'cups_queue_listed': True}
Page 2 (Check printer sanity):
{'cups_device_uri_scheme': u'socket',
 'cups_printer_dict': {'device-uri': u'socket://',
                       'printer-info': u'LaserJet-1005',
                       'printer-is-shared': True,
                       'printer-location': u'',
                       'printer-make-and-model': u'HP LaserJet 1005
Foomatic/foo2zjs (recommended)',
                       'printer-state': 3,
                       'printer-state-message': u'No %%BoundingBox: comment
in header!',
                       'printer-state-reasons': [u'connecting-to-device'],
                       'printer-type': 36868,
 'is_cups_class': False}
Page 3 (Printer state reasons):
{'printer-state-message': 'No %%BoundingBox: comment in header!',
 'printer-state-reasons': 'connecting-to-device'}
Page 4 (Print test page):
{'test_page_attempted': True,
 'test_page_job_id': [13],
 'test_page_job_status': [(13, 'LaserJet-1005', 'Test Page')],
 'test_page_successful': False}
Page 5 (Printer state reasons):
{'printer-state-message': 'Attempting to connect to host on
port 9100',
 'printer-state-reasons': 'connecting-to-device'}

Hopefully this can lead somebody to a solution.



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