Thanks, I will check that out (I have looked at the thread, it may take a minute or two
However, this seems not very likely because other (Sabayon) machines running cups-1.4.x have no problems, and I have downgraded the computer in question to 1.3.11 without getting any better result. I have made sure that I got a clean unistall (equo remove --nodeps --configfiles cups) und tried both portage and equo reinstalls. I have also manually deleted, at some point, the complete /etc/cups folder.
Anyway, will come back after having studied the thread you suggested!
Edit: Just looked through the thread and found that it relates to local
printers - but my problem is that the cups client
does not see the cups server