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I just got Linux on my Dell Inspiron laptop a week or two ago. I've never used it before, totally new to it. I'm trying to type something on the Open Office program and I went to print it, thinking I just had to plug it in and connect my laptop to it and It would automatically configure it. It didn't work, I've googled how to add my printer and use my printer and honestly I don't understand what anything is saying. Someone posted a canon support page on a previous question and I checked that out, downloaded something, extracted it, and I don't even know what it was. I'm totally lost. When I try to print something it says Error, and just says generic printer. So I go to preferences > printing and it says something about the CUPS server isn't connected and I need to go to System > Administration > Services from the main menu and look for the cups service. I have no idea where that is or how to get to it. I apologize in advance, I just need someone to explain to me in plain english how I can get my printer to work please. I have a Dell Inspiron 1521 Laptop, and a Canon Pixma MP160. I have Linux Peppermint OS on my computer. Thanks in advance for ANY advice.
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So I go to preferences > printing and it says something about the CUPS server isn't connected and I need to go to System > Administration > Services from the main menu and look for the cups service. I have no idea where that is or how to get to it.
There should be an icon to click on to open the main menu of available applications, utilities, and system administration tools. Click on the System category, then the Administration subcategory, and finally the Services. In that screen, select printer setup.
Place the deb file -- openprinting-gutenprint_5.2.6-1lsb3.2_i386.deb -- where desired (for example, /home/username/Desktop/)
Use GDebi pkg installer to install by right-clicking file
Connect printer to computer and turn it on. Connect to internet. Open browser and type in address bar -- http://localhost:631. This opens CUPS, where you go to --
"Administration" , "Add Printer" , login, etc.
Last edited by hilyard; 03-05-2011 at 04:04 AM.
You guys rock! Thank you! I'm gonna try this. I went to Menu > and my choices are Run, Software Manager, Firefox, Preferences, System Tools, Sound & Video, Other, etc. When I go to preferences theres a long list but nothing that says administration. And When I go to System tools it just says task manager. When I go there, it just shows what my computers running at that time. Am I over looking something?
I don't have that. I wish I could do a PrntScrn and show you guys what I'm talking about. I don't know if I'm explaining it right. When I click on Menu, in the bottom left of my screen, it pops up and looks like this...
Sound & Video >
System Tools > Task Manager (nothing else)
Preferences > A bunch of things, theres one that says printing, and thats where I go when I say it won't connect to CUPS. thats where I mean. I think thats where I need to be, it just wont let me connect to CUPS for some reason. Then after that the only other options in my menu list is...
So Right there on the menu where it says preferences > if i go there and then go to printing, a little window pops up. I go to server > then connect > a little window pops up about connecting to localhost and it doesnt connect.