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Re: I can't print, sort of.



On Mon, 2009-03-09 at 15:52 -0700, Alan Evans wrote:
> Sometime recently, printing stopped working in some applications.
> 
> I can go into System->Administration->Printing and print a test page.
> And I can print without problem with OpenOffice Writer.
> 
> Firefox won't print anymore. It pops up the dialog with the progress
> bar stating it's printing, which quickly disappears, but the little
> tray icon that indicates printing never shows up and the printer never
> wakes up.
> 
> Gedit pops up a dialog complaining "Can't prompt for authorization"
> when I try to print from it.
> 
> I see nothing relevant in /var/log/messages. Should I be looking
> somewhere else for printer-related messages?
cups messages are in: /var/log/cups in files like error_log
> 
> The printer, for its part, is shared from a Windows machine in our
> office, so the Device URI is of the "smb://" variety.
> 
> Printing used to work all around. I don't print very often, so I'm not
> sure when it stopped working.
> 
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