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Postby i.couchman » Mon Jul 21, 2014 1:45 pm

I had an unusual problem on a machine at work today.
Trying to add a printer, I hit Administration>Add printer. It runs away to search for available printers, but never comes back :cry:

I've tried turning off the firewall, tried a different browser, no change. Nothing I can find in the log files.
But, if I use lynx in a terminal, it works fine :roll:

Anyone got any suggestions?

I'm running Debian Squeeze, with iceweasel & epiphany

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Postby nelz » Mon Jul 21, 2014 8:04 pm

It could be Iceweasel not accepting cookies.
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Postby guy » Tue Jul 22, 2014 10:49 am

I tend to use epiphany for local stuff like administering cups. I leave it insecure so in-box browsing won't fall foul of silly things.

but to install a printer I use my desktop: System > Administration > Printing in my case, adapt accordingly to desktop GUI of choice. Usually seems to reach the parts that others default to refusing.
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Postby i.couchman » Tue Jul 22, 2014 12:56 pm

Curiouser & curiouser...
Iceweasel is set to accept cookies.
Epiphany reacts the same.
So does System>Administration>printing

If I ssh -YC in from another machine & run iceweasel, it works :?
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Postby guy » Tue Jul 22, 2014 8:03 pm

Is it a network printer? Just wondering if cups doesn't see the network in its path unless the user is on the network, though that doesn't explain the lynx effect (sorry!)
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Postby i.couchman » Tue Jul 22, 2014 9:02 pm

guy wrote:Is it a network printer? Just wondering if cups doesn't see the network in its path unless the user is on the network

All the printers are on the network, either network printers or shared printers on other machines.
though that doesn't explain the lynx effect (sorry!)

I should think so, too :roll:

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