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Old 06-03-2005, 05:40 PM   #1
ch.keller
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CUPS Problem - can not access localhost:631


In Linux-SLAX i cannot access the printer list of CUPS. I want to add a printer "HP Deskjet 890C and I cannot do it without that list.

Here is the path that I'm using:

PATH in SLAX-Live CD-5.0.5: Control Center > Peripherals > Printers >
Change print system to: CUPS (Common UNIX
print system)

ERROR: Unable to retrieve the printer list.
Connection to CUPS server failed (http://localhost:631)
Check that the CUPS server is correctly installed and running.
ERROR: connection refused localhost:631.

If I go to KDEPrint and I click on the "Doc" Web-Site, I can access the
Internet without any problem, so the Internet connection is fine.
Why is CUPS refusing my connection?
I logged on from "ROOT" and typed in the right password.

Your help owould be very much appreciated.

Charles.
 
Old 06-06-2005, 11:21 AM   #2
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" Check that the CUPS server is correctly installed and running. "

It sounds as though cups is not running. I do not use slack, but the following command should help you:

ps -Al | grep cups

You should see that the cupsd program is running. If not, you'll have to start it. For me it is Control Centre-> System Services-> Enable cups to start at boot. You should have something similar.

Hope this helps.
 
Old 06-06-2005, 05:32 PM   #3
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Memo to tredegar: Thank you very much for your answer.
I typed in in my Linux-Slax computer:
pf -Al (is l a small letter l?) | grep cups
The terminal did not show any info.

Instead of Control Centre-> System Services , I have
Control Center-> System-> Kinfocenter, which shows the following:
Devices, IO Ports, Interrupts, Memory, Network Interfaces, Open GL,
PCI, Partitions, Processors, Protocols, SCSI, Samba, Sound, USB devices,x-server,
BUT NO CUPSD.
I do not know how to enable CUPSD.

Now I have another question, if I may asl
The recommended driver for my printer HP-Deskjet-890C is: hpijs.ppd.
In which directory should I download this driver?
Is it in /root/printer/usr/ ??

Thank you for your help.

Charles, Kelowna, Canada.
 
Old 06-06-2005, 05:56 PM   #4
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Cups

If you're using Slax (the live cd) then I'm not sure what to tell you. If it is anything like Slackware (which it should be) then you can start cups by running '/etc/rc.d/rc.cups start' as root. That should take care of cups.

As to the driver: you need to put it into /usr/share/cups/model/

Then restart cups '/etc/rc.d/rc.cups restart'

Hope that helps.
 
  


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