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I'm a newbie with Debian (a couple of weeks now) and I'm having a terrible time setting up CUPS printing. I'm trying to print to a printer on a Windows pc on my home network. I've installed and configured SAMBA and I've installed CUPS. I've checked settings everywhere that I can find...
My /etc/hosts file:
127.0.0.1 debian localhost
# The following lines are desirable for IPv6 capable hosts
# (added automatically by netbase upgrade)
I've changed various settings in various files, restarted CUPS and still when I try to connect with localhost:631 to administer CUPS (using Mozilla), I receive a "connection refused" error. I'm at my wit's end!!! I "had" it working a few days ago (I could get to the html administration utility, I couldn't get the printer working!), but gave up in frustration! Since then, I've "changed" a number of things (I'm running Woody 3.0r1) and upgraded to Gnome2.2 and xfree86 1.4. I don't "think" this had an effect on things but...
I have fixed my CUPS problem with the "connection refused" when trying to connect with the html CUPS configuration program (localhost:631). I had to enable "hostnamelookups" in the cupsd.conf file.
I have not fixed my printing problem yet but at least I can get to the CUPS HTML administration utility! I was able to set up and configure the printer but print jobs are "aborted"!
My printing problem may be driver related... I have to enable debugging on the CUPS error_log file to get a better idea where the process is failing...
I'm printing to a Windows PC (via SAMBA)... Yes I know I would be better going the other way but this is my "learning" pc!!!! It has been cobbled together from spare parts and does not have USB. I have $22 (US) in it and I don't want to spend an more on it!!
The error is "stopped with status 22!" and I hope to research things a bit more.