System Administration Guide: Printing

ProcedureHow to Resolve Conflicting Printer Status Messages

  1. On the print server, verify the printer is enabled and is accepting requests.

    # lpstat -p printer-name

    Users will see conflicting status messages when the print client is accepting requests, but the print server is rejecting requests.

  2. On the print server, check that the definition of the printer on the print client matches the definition of the printer on the print server.

    # lpstat -p -l printer-name

    Look at the definitions of the print job components, like print filters, character sets, print wheels, and forms, to be sure they are the same on both the client and server systems so that local users can access printers on print server systems.