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[SOLVED] ''(unknown IPP tag)' and cannot be edited.

Postby herbie643 on Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:12 pm

I was searching all over the net and really didn't find a resolution. I have a Kodak printer, yeah I know not well supported, but I kept looking thru Synaptic and for anything referencing IPP. Well it appears that cups-bsd is the package. I installed that and lo and behold, printer works perfectly.

Hope this helps some of you having a problem when you right click on the Printer Properties and get ''(unknown IPP tag)' and cannot be edited. and are unable to print.
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Re: [SOLVED] ''(unknown IPP tag)' and cannot be edited.

Postby DrHu on Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:43 pm

OK, but checking CUPS setup for that printer should also have enabled that option, IPP (internet Printing Protocol)
http://www.cups.org/articles.php?L+TFAQ
http://www.cups.org/documentation.php/spec-ipp.html
--but if its is also being provided by the bsd printer support files, fine: only you shouldn't really need both bsd and cups to make a printer function, although they don't interfere with each other (being complementary: bsd support being in general for older UNIX/Linuxes )
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Re: [SOLVED] ''(unknown IPP tag)' and cannot be edited.

Postby herbie643 on Sat Feb 09, 2013 4:26 pm

Perhaps LMDE has an issue with cups. All I know is that my printer would not work until I installed cups-bsd. Perhaps my install is a bit strange but now functional for printing.
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Re: [SOLVED] ''(unknown IPP tag)' and cannot be edited.

Postby si_kabayan on Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:50 pm

I had the same problem with HP printers and installin cups-bsd does not solve the probem. For now I always accessing CUPS via the web browser:
  1. open the web browser
  2. go to localhost:631/
  3. click the Administration tab
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Re: [SOLVED] ''(unknown IPP tag)' and cannot be edited.

Postby herbie643 on Sun Feb 10, 2013 7:32 pm

Yes, I had seen that resolution here as well. I tried it and it failed. Perhaps it is just the Kodak printer(s) that might need cups-bsd.
Good to hear that your problem was solved. Wish mine had been that easy.
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