whoops... ok, I ran cupsd as root and that allowed me to go and add my printer by localhost:631/ problem now is this -- I can't find my Printer (Canon i850) model... I selected the USB device it uses and the Make of it... but all the models listed doesn't have any 'i' series printers?
What should I pick??
Also, how do I have cupsd load everytime? Do I even need to have it loaded everytime or unless I want to add another printer?
I got my printer working... the driver CUPS suggested was the BJC7000 series @ 600x600dpi and voila it does work!!!
YAY, a problem solved by ye myself -- maybe this post will help someone who had the same problem I had.