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I am a newbie, I have a Canon i250 that I am trying to install on Suse 9.1 personal. I have downloaded the driver from the NZ Canon site and tried to install it but when I try to configure the printer I get a Do-Request Error: Client-error-request-value-too-long or the cups daemon dies during initialisation. I tried removing the cups packages and re-installing (habit from windows) but it hasn't changed anything. Any help would be fantastic (my wife is happy to use linux but really needs a printer!) Thanks for any wisdom :-)
Thanks heaps "zeos"
The log file showed that it was unable to create certificate /etc/cups/cert/0 the permissions were wrong and /var/spool/cups/ didn't exist. I created this and that error is now gone!
Now when I try to install the printer I get a "cups daemon died on initialisation" error on starting the printers in Yast and on exiting as well. When I open printers again in Yast the settings are lost.
I appreciate your time and wisdom
Following is the permissions and ownerships. I reinstalled cups and now there isn't a cups log directory. in cupsd.conf loglevel was info and I changed it to debug but I still don't have a log file. I have the printer setup now but it hangs when trying to print. The kprinter screen coimes up nothing happens, you can't click on anything... I am much closer to having a printer, thank you very much zeos!!!
I did stop cups before re-installing and I restarted it. When I look at 127.0.0.1:631 It shows that the "media tray empty!" even though paper is in the printer. When I try to modify printer it asks for a password and the root and user logins don't work???
I really appreciate your help. Thanks again!
OK, The password worked, thanks zeos!!! I went through the setup and now when I try to print the test page I get:
"STS:USB I250 04 G* BL010 E 100 Y B "
On the cups printer status page, what does this mean???
Any help would be great!