Troubleshooting General Printing Problems

Logfiles are the first, and sometimes the best, guide to solving problems with printing. Many people still make the basic mistake of forgetting to check logfiles. These files are rotated, so that you can find recent events in the main file and older events in gzipped backup files. If you need even more detail, change the LogLevel line in /etc/cups/cupsd.conf to the value debug. It will dump loads of extra information into the logfiles for subsequent print operations.

You should also know about the cups-config command, which has some options that show you information about the current state of the system.

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