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Old 01-22-2004, 05:50 PM   #1
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CUPS and Slackware 9.1


Hi

I have been trying to get a printer setup on Slackware 9.1/CUPS. I have setup printer (HP Deskjet 690C) via browser - localhost:631, on which I have to log-into as root. Printing a test page from here works OK.

However, when using, say for example, Abiword (as a non-root user), nothing seems to happen when I print.

Can any one point me in the right direction. Being not so technical, the CUPS documentation doesn't really mean that much to me.

Thank you
 
Old 01-22-2004, 10:24 PM   #2
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Re: CUPS and Slackware 9.1

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Hi

I have been trying to get a printer setup on Slackware 9.1/CUPS. I have setup printer (HP Deskjet 690C) via browser - localhost:631, on which I have to log-into as root. Printing a test page from here works OK.

However, when using, say for example, Abiword (as a non-root user), nothing seems to happen when I print.

Can any one point me in the right direction. Being not so technical, the CUPS documentation doesn't really mean that much to me.

Thank you
I just opened Abiword for the first time ever, and it printed fine. I'm using Slack 9.1 with an HP DeskJet 920C (look in hcl for how I did it) and CUPS. I've stuggled with printer problems also, and read several threads which said to uninstall lprng and cups and reinstall cups. I've done that, and some programs that didn't print now do print.

Sorry I can't be of more help, but Abiword is printing fine for me.
 
Old 01-23-2004, 03:30 PM   #3
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thanks, I'll give it a go
 
Old 01-24-2004, 11:03 PM   #4
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'uninstall lprng and cups and reinstall cups' - tried this, still no joy. When I open up Aboword from a terminal, I get the following text output to terminal when I print:

"Status Information, attempt 1 of 3:
sending job 'user@chestnut+692' to HP690C@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-privileged (>1023) ports
Waiting 10 seconds before retry"

This doesn't mean much to me! Any ideas?

thanx
 
Old 01-24-2004, 11:45 PM   #5
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Problem solved. Found a previous thread that dealt with same problem

Re-cap on solution for others
1) Remove lprng & service (via pkgtool)
2) Remove printer via browser - localhost:631
3) Remove cups & service (via pkgtool)
4) Reboot
5) Re-install cups & re-initiate cupsd
6) Add printer back via browser - localhost:631

I then tried printing from both Openoffice 1.1 & Abiword - both worked fine. I think this problem occured because I just initially installed every package in slackware 9.1 :- Cups cannot sit happily along lprng.

Cheers
 
Old 01-26-2004, 01:20 AM   #6
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There are still some problems I'm having, after having done this little
dog and pony show to get CUPS only. I can't print with PageMaker
through Wine, and I can't print with GIMP. There is a GIMP print plugin,
but even the latest alpha version's info says, "The Print plug-in for the
GIMP requires the GIMP 1.2 (more recent versions of the GIMP, such
as 1.3, are not supported at present). I'm using GIMP 1.3.23 and was
just wondering if you're using the GIMP, which version, and can you
print with it? If you have the default version that comes with Slack 9.1
then you're using version 1.2 something or another, though I can't tell
because I did an upgradepkg to get the new version.

I'm glad to hear that solution worked for printing with you, and thanks for
posting such verbose instructions for others who search and find this thread :}
 
Old 01-26-2004, 02:43 AM   #7
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hmm., Gimp. Just tried to print an image. All I got was one page as follows:

%!PS-Adobe-3.0
%%Creator: Print plug-in V4.2 for GIMP/Gimp-Print 4.2.5 (24 Jan 20


and numerous blank pages

I'll have to investigate this furthur!

Regards
 
Old 01-26-2004, 02:53 AM   #8
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You got more than me. All I get is a progress box in GIMP *as if* it's sending
data to the printer, but nothing ever happens past that. I am at the moment going
through posts in the GUG Forum (GIMP Users Group).
 
Old 01-26-2004, 05:05 AM   #9
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Tried printing in Gimp (1.2.5) & xpdf viewer

=> Managed to get xpdf working with printer command lpr
=> Managed to get Gimp to print, changing drop-down menu in setup printer (top right hand of print plug-in) from postscript to my printer model.

Try changing setup printer (if you haven't already). I'll also look into your problem

Regards
 
Old 01-26-2004, 05:16 AM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by chestnut
Tried printing in Gimp (1.2.5) & xpdf viewer

=> Managed to get xpdf working with printer command lpr
=> Managed to get Gimp to print, changing drop-down menu in setup printer (top right hand of print plug-in) from postscript to my printer model.

Try changing setup printer (if you haven't already). I'll also look into your problem

Regards
That's exactly what I've done with GIMP, and just doing it again right now.
It still refuses to print.
 
Old 01-26-2004, 05:26 AM   #11
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One other thing to look at (assuming you are using a parallel printer)

I had to go into directory
/etc/rc.d
edit as root the file
rc.modules

removing comments (#) around scripts for parallel printer support. I then re-booted the system to enable this module....... this was not enabled on a default slack 9.1 install
 
Old 01-26-2004, 05:32 AM   #12
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Thanks, but I'm using USB. My printer works fine on some programs, just
not with Wine and not with The GIMP.
 
Old 01-26-2004, 10:39 PM   #13
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I'd say it was a problem with the version of Gimp you are using.. seems to be the case with all versions of Gimp-Print.

You may have to downgrade!!

"The Print plugin for the Gimp requires the Gimp 1.2 (later versions of
the Gimp are not supported). You may need to install a package named
"gimp-devel" or the like on many distributions.

The CUPS driver requires CUPS 1.1.15 or higher. You may need to
install a package named "cups-devel" or the like on many
distributions. We strongly recommend using CUPS with Gimp-Print as a
general-purpose printing solution."
 
Old 01-26-2004, 10:43 PM   #14
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I'd say it was a problem with the version of Gimp you are using.. seems to be the case with all versions of Gimp-Print.

You may have to downgrade!!

"The Print plugin for the Gimp requires the Gimp 1.2 (later versions of
the Gimp are not supported). You may need to install a package named
"gimp-devel" or the like on many distributions.

The CUPS driver requires CUPS 1.1.15 or higher. You may need to
install a package named "cups-devel" or the like on many
distributions. We strongly recommend using CUPS with Gimp-Print as a
general-purpose printing solution."
I'll look into the "gimp-devel" issue. I'm current on CUPS. Maybe I'll try to install a GIMP 1.2 that came with Slack on another partition and see if it'll print. Thanks for your help.
 
  


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