[SOLVED] CUPS not working between Slackware and Mint
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I have used Slackware since 1997 but never set up network printing before. So, I went to the KDE system settings in KDE Mint, and enabled a CUPS printer on my family members' PC. Then I went to my TDE system settings on my Slackware PC, searched for a CUPS printer, and it says it is not found. What do I do?
That's your web-based CUPS admin interface. There's an option "Share printers connected to this system"
I am aware of that. I already got into the KDE system hardware admin menu on the Mint computer the printer is connected to, and the printer seems enabled in CUPS there. If I recall, I could maybe not access CUPS in a web browser on port 631 on Mint. Of course, I can on Slackware, but TDE (a KDE3 fork) has a similar system hardware admin menu. I have a working /etc/hosts with the Mint PC included, but on Slackware, it does not even find the printer, though I have used my PC on LANS for years (not with printers yet.) Actually, I have not done ssh to the Mint PC either but want to avoid running SSHD on it.
I found out what the problem was. I actually saw the printer listed in TDE, but it was listed at one higher LAN IP address number than I expected. It seems, when I was reconfiguring my LAN before replacing a router, I disconnected my PC, then the Mint one got too high of an IP address instead of the one in /etc/hosts, so I have to restart the Mint on. That will probably do it (well, I could even connect the printer right now, but I want the LAN numbers to not have gaps from the first to last.)