• CUPS/foomatic problem with new ISO


    Hello,
    I’ve just installed (fresh) Antergos from the new ISO (Jan 2015). DE Gnome, on a macbook pro 8,1.

    I cannot add printers. The system printer setup window opens, I can see the network printers. When I select one (a lexmark) and attempt to install the “Searching for Drivers” window opens and the printer setup application freezes (CPU runs to . I get the same result when trying to add the CUPs-PDF printer as well.100% for CUPS and foomatic - 50% each).

    I’m at a loss for how to resolve. I’ve reinstalled CUPS and foomatic to no effect.

    Any suggestions to resolve this are appreciated.

  • Hello,
    I’ve just installed (fresh) Antergos from the new ISO (Jan 2015). DE Gnome, on a macbook pro 8,1.

    I cannot add printers. The system printer setup window opens, I can see the network printers. When I select one (a lexmark) and attempt to install the “Searching for Drivers” window opens and the printer setup application freezes (CPU runs to . I get the same result when trying to add the CUPs-PDF printer as well.100% for CUPS and foomatic - 50% each).

    I’m at a loss for how to resolve. I’ve reinstalled CUPS and foomatic to no effect.

    Any suggestions to resolve this are appreciated.

  • FYI - it does not matter if I try to set up CUPS through the application or localhost - both result in the same freezing problem.

  • More info:
    “sudo systemctl status org.cups.cupsd.service” gives:

    org.cups.cupsd.service - CUPS Scheduler
    Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/org.cups.cupsd.service; enabled; vendor preset: disabled)
    Active: inactive (dead) since Mon 2015-01-19 12:37:55 EST; 8min ago
    Docs: man:cupsd(8)
    Process: 293 ExecStart=/usr/bin/cupsd -l (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
    Main PID: 293 (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
    CGroup: /system.slice/org.cups.cupsd.service

    Jan 19 12:28:08 macbookpro hpfax[1154]: [1154]: warning: python-dbus not installed.

    NOTE: According to pacman “python-dbus” is installed…

  • If anyone else experiences this the solution for me was to remove foomatic and install the printers via ppd.

  • Hi Watgrad, many many thanks! I too have had the same problem and I solved it with your suggestion!

  • @watgrad What’s the make and model of your printer? Is it a network printer or local?

  • I had the same problem by following these threads on the forums of Arch, said he had to uninstall foomatic-db foomatic-db-nonfree after that and can be installed without problems printers. The CPU usage when using cups, is a problem of the new CUPS version 2.0.2-1 which have not yet been resolved, I have not found any response. Sorry for my english.
    This is what I did to install my printer:

    su
    systemctl disable cups.service
    systemctl enable avahi-daemon.service
    systemctl enable org.cups.cupsd.service
    systemctl start avahi-daemon.service
    systemctl start org.cups.cupsd.service
    pacman -R foomatic-db, foomatic db-nonfree

    Reboot

    Saludos.

  • @lot-0-logs I could not install any printers (cups-pdf, or networked Xerox Workcentre printer/copiers, or lexmark printers). The printer settings dialog froze whenever I made the attempt. Is working now with above change…

  • @kaxlanwa said:

    avahi-daemon

    Thanks for reporting this! I’ve already updated the installer’s cups configuration so this shouldn’t be a problem for new installs.

    Cheers!

  • Hello–New user here. I had the same problem setting up printer as well (same circumstances–printer discovered but no drivers being presented). Removing “foomatic-db” and “foomatic-db-nonfree” solved the issue and the printer setup process worked flawlessly. It does not appear as if the installer is fully corrected. Thanks to kaxlanwa for a proper solution. Note–all I did was remove the referenced files and everything worked. I did not have to disable or enable any services.

  • Hi,

    We’re not installing the foomatic package anymore, but maybe there’s another one that depends on it. We’ll check this.

    Thanks for reporting it!

  • I am seeing this about 2 minutes too late, but I managed to work around the same problem by uninstalling gutenprint. One or the other (foomatic or gutenprint) has to go, before you can install a printer.

  • That was that for me, Mike! Gutenprint. Uninstalling foomatic didn`t change anything for me, but unistalling gutenprint was the solution to my problem.
    Thanks!

    1.Antergos Linux KDE plasma / Gnome 2.Ubuntu 17.10 64bit Unity
    Intel Core2 Duo CPU P8400 2.26GHz‖ RAM 3908 MiB ‖ Dell Inc. 0F328M - Dell Inc. Latitude E6500
    Intel Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics [8086:2a42] {i915

  • glad i found this thread. uninstalled foomatic also worked in installing my canon printer.

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