printing issues

Brian ad44 at
Fri Nov 23 12:20:48 UTC 2018

On Fri 23 Nov 2018 at 10:03:22 +0100, Gary J. Kirkpatrick wrote:

> On Thu, Nov 22, 2018 at 6:53 PM Brian <ad44 at> wrote:
> > Please post the outputs of
> >
> > 1. grep -E -v '^#|^$' /etc/cups/cups-browsed.conf
> > 2. lpstat -t
> >
> > --
> > Brian.
> 1. BrowseRemoteProtocols dnssd cups

I'll comment on this later.

> 2.
> scheduler is running
> system default destination: DeskJet-3630-series
> device for DeskJet-3630-series: hp:/usb/DeskJet_3630_series?serial=CN78I4H4J5067P
> device for DeskJet_3630new: hp:/net/DeskJet_3630_series?ip=

These are print queues (you call them printers) set up with HPLIP. Both
look valid so should be capable of being printed to. Please try

  lp -d DeskJet-3630-series /etc/nsswitch.conf


  lp -d DeskJet_3630new /etc/nsswitch.conf

Say how you go on and what the quality of the printouts are.

> device for HP_DeskJet_3630_series_61C73D_: ipp://HP18602461C73D.local:631/ipp/print

Your printer has USB *and* wireless conections being used. I find this
unusual but (AFAIK) it is not forbidden. 1. above shows you have not
uncommented any CreateIPPPrinterQueues line, so, by default, a queue for
a local IPP printer (which you do have and which is connected by USB)
will be auto-created using ippusbxd. You can check for auto-creation with

  systemctl stop cups-browsed

HP_DeskJet_3630_series_61C73D_ should disappear from 'lpstat -t'.

As before:

  lp -d HP_DeskJet_3630_series_61C73D_ /etc/nsswitch.conf

and comment.


> printer HP_DeskJet_3630_series_61C73D_ is idle.  enabled since Fri 23 Nov 2018 0

I wonder why the time is missing. Copy and paste error?


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