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Re: lp printing doesn't work




On Sun 27 Aug 2017 at 17:19:51 -0700, Gary Roach wrote:

> Debian Stretch
> KDE Desktop
> HP Officejet Pro 8600 printer
> Wireless connection
> 
> For some reason, my lp print command doesn't work. My lpoptions file in
> /etc/cups/lpoptions is:
> 
> >Default Officejet_Pro_8600_N911a media=DRAFT  page-bottom=54 page-left=54 page-right=54 page-top=54

This is the system's file, not yours.
 
> If I run lpoptions on the command line I get:

Run as a user?

>   copies=1 device-uri=socket://192.168.1.5:9100 finishings=3 fitplot=true
> job-cancel-after=10800 job-hold-until=no-hold job-priority=50
> job-sheets=none,none marker-change-time=0 media=DRAFT number-up=1
> page-bottom=54 page-left=54 page-right=54 page-top=54
> printer-commands=AutoConfigure,Clean,PrintSelfTestPage printer-info='HP
> Officejet Pro 8600' printer-is-accepting-jobs=true printer-is-shared=false
> printer-location='Local Printer' printer-make-and-model='HP Officejet Pro
> 8600, hpcups 3.16.11' printer-state=3 printer-state-change-time=1503877259
> printer-state-reasons=none printer-type=10522652
> printer-uri-supported=ipp://localhost/printers/Officejet_Pro_8600_N911a

This display is for a default printer. In your case it would be expected
to be the system default.

> A you can see, my printer is specifically called out. But if I run lp <file>
> I get:
> 
> lp: Error - no default destination available.

Contradicts what is above.

> I've tried to reinstall cups_client but that didn't help.
> 
> I have an almost identical system that is setup the same way and is not
> having the problem.
> 
> Anyone have an idea what's causing this.

Not a clue! I do not experience it myself. What does 'lpstat -t' give?
Does 'lp -d Officejet_Pro_8600_N911a <file>' print? You could compare
logs for the "good" and "bad" systems: 'strace lp <file>'. Both systems
have the same cupsd.conf and both run cups-browsed?

-- 
Brian.