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Old 04-09-2006, 01:03 PM   #1
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Installing usb printer


Hi

I'm having trouble installing a printer.
I have Slackware 10.2 on my pc and the printer I'm trying to add is Canon BJC-2100.
I have CUPS installed, but I don't know if it is correctly configured.
I tried adding a printer via the web interface. It seems to find it, but if I try to print a test page then there is a message "No pages found!"
The error message is client-error-not-possible.

Also for the model I could choose BJC-2000, because there wasn't BJC-2100.

Where could the problem be?
 
Old 04-09-2006, 05:03 PM   #2
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Are you using the Gimp-Print driver?
http://www.linuxprinting.org/show_pr...Canon-BJC-2100
 
Old 04-10-2006, 01:54 AM   #3
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Well I don't know if CUPS is using that, but it seems that Gimp-print 4.2.7 package is installed on my machine
 
Old 04-10-2006, 05:00 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rmg
Hi

I'm having trouble installing a printer.
I have Slackware 10.2 on my pc and the printer I'm trying to add is Canon BJC-2100.
I have CUPS installed, but I don't know if it is correctly configured.
I tried adding a printer via the web interface. It seems to find it, but if I try to print a test page then there is a message "No pages found!"
The error message is client-error-not-possible.

Also for the model I could choose BJC-2000, because there wasn't BJC-2100.

Where could the problem be?
In your cupsd.conf file possibly.

Assuming this is all local (not a network setup of CUPS and a printer attached elsewhere) we can try a few things.

When you get done adding your printer, you should be able to get to a screen that tells you the 'status' of your printer, what is the status?

Next, are you root?

Next, you need to configure permissions in your cupsd.conf file (there is probably a graphical tool to do this, I tend to grow fond of editing conf files by hand though). Allow all LOCAL connections.

Remember after making changes to this file, restart cupsd.

Also, try sending a document straight to lpr:
lpr -P PRINTER_NAME file.abw

This would send an Abiword file to the printer named PRINTER_NAME. Hopefully this will give you some better feedback of the actual error, and if nothing else, print your document

Good Luck, and I think you'll find some of what you are looking for in your cupsd.conf file.

Cool
 
Old 04-10-2006, 02:14 PM   #5
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Well the printer state is: idle, accepting jobs.
Yes I am root

What line allows all local connections?

Tried to send a document straight to lpr, it took the command but nothing happened.
 
  


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