For instructions on checking basic functions, see How to Check the Basic Functions of the LP Print Service. Make sure that the printer works locally before trying to figure out why nothing prints when a request is made from a print client.
Check the basic functions of the LP print service on the print client, if you have not done so already.
On the print client, the printer has to be enabled and accepting requests before any request from the client will print.
For most of the following steps, you must be logged in as root or lp.
Verify that the print server is operating properly.
# lpstat -t luna scheduler is running system default destination: luna device for luna: /dev/term/a luna accepting requests since Jan 12 14:26 2004 printer luna now printing luna-314. enabled since Jan 12 14:26 2004. available. luna-129 root 488 Jan 12 14:32 #
The above example shows a print server up and running.
If the print server is not operating properly, go back to step 1.