I have been RTFM-ing all around, and while reading I understand less and less about printing using cups. So here it is:
I have slackware 9 and want to print to a LAN-network printer. Using cups' http://localhost:631/
I managed to set up cups, which prints a beautiful testpage!
BUT from whichever application it doesn't want to print. From console I get the error:
sending job 'leon@leon-fyg+111' to fyg_colorlaser@localhost
connecting to 'localhost', attempt 1
cannot open connection to localhost - No such file or directory
Make sure the remote host supports the LPD protocol and accepts connections from this host and from non-priviliged [>1023] ports
so I figure that instead of 'localhost' I have to add the printer location (IP?) in some conf file. But where?? It's already described in /etc/cups/printers.conf
# This file was automatically generated by cupsd(8) from the
# /etc/cups/printers.conf file. All changes to this file
# will be lost.
# Printer configuration file for CUPS v1.1.19
# Written by cupsd on Sat Feb 7 15:43:52 2004
Info HP Colorlaser
JobSheets none none
I have cupsd running, but do I also need to run the samba daemon? (I am now, and besides the colorlaser, it finds several other printers on the network as well)
Please, anyone, point me in the right direction. It's pretty frustrating not even to be able to print out TFM while fighting this thing!