client-error-not-possible

November 15, 2006

Talk about an ambiguous error message! The CUPS docs basically say this could mean anything. Well, this time the fix was actually pretty logical, after turning logging to debug level, /var/log/cups/error_log had this to say:

D [15/Nov/2006:17:19:55 +0200] [Job 8] Unknown device: cdj890

Mmkay, I guess I picked the wrong PPD. Indeed, setting it to “Foomatic/hpijs (recommended)” fixed the problem. Why the initial error couldn’t include “Uknown device: cdj890” I will never understand…

Oh, and to be able to use your account on that nice CUPS web-interface, add yourself to the group lpadmin: $ sudo usermod -G lpadmin filipp