Originally Posted by rmg
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.