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Old 09-27-2001, 09:57 AM   #1
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no detected printer


When installing my printer with Kups ("add printer"), the only answer I receive is : no port detected, though I've got no problem with Windows. Any idea welcome.
 
Old 09-28-2001, 10:09 AM   #2
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What kind of printer is it and what kind of port is it connected to? Many printers will not work with Linux and you should look at your printer manufacturers website to see if they offer support. Some sites will have RPM's that you can install and the printer will work perfectly. Just depends on your printer.
 
Old 10-02-2001, 11:02 AM   #3
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Thanks syxxpac023
I've got a canon-bj-200ex printer (I found no help at canon's).
I was as well told to install it as an epson-lq-24pin printer, then to look at my bios parallel port configuration... But I think that the main problem is somewhere else.
Two pieces of information : 1. my printer is on a parallel port (cat something > /dev/lp0 does work). 2. CUPS tells me "can't connect to CUPS server - check your options-and finally no port detected" (host=localhost and port=631).
 
Old 10-03-2001, 03:54 AM   #4
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Are you adding the printer as "root"?
 
Old 10-08-2001, 03:47 AM   #5
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yes.
 
Old 10-08-2001, 08:29 PM   #6
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Check to see if the parrallel port modules are being loaded.
 
Old 10-22-2001, 03:57 AM   #7
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Hi ,
I just solved my problem by running printerDrake (in fact, I've installed the DrakConf package and run DrakConf ).
 
  


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