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Old 12-07-2012, 11:43 AM   #1
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Unhappy Printer installation


New to the linux system. having trouble with the printer installation. http:localhost:631 gives an error message.
 
Old 12-07-2012, 11:45 AM   #2
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Having trouble with printer installation. localhost631 gives error message when I go to it. My printer is Sharp mx-c311.
 
Old 12-07-2012, 11:50 AM   #3
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Hello Antioch Baptist Church, welcome to LQ,

you should at first check, that cups (the common Unix Printing System) is already running. The webinterface (http://localhost:631) will not work without it. Please check in the settings of your distribution where you can start (or restart) the printing service.

And check the address, there are "//" behind the ":"

Markus

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Old 12-07-2012, 12:09 PM   #4
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Really don't understand the reply.....don't believe that CUPs is running and don't know how to make it run. So frustrated right now!! Thanks for taking the time.
 
Old 12-07-2012, 12:11 PM   #5
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first check if you have used the correct address http://localhost:631

if it doesn't work, open a terminal and execute the command
Code:
ps -e | grep cups
what do you see?

Markus
 
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:14 PM   #6
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Really don't understand the reply.....don't believe that CUPs is running and don't know how to make it run. So frustrated right now!! Thanks for taking the time.
Hi,

It will be more helpful if you post
--what distro you are in
--what you have done so far in trying to solve the problem
--what has happened, any error fedback? what did it say? What did page 127.0.0.1:631 say?

There are many people here willing to help you. Just state fully and clearly (in simple english) your setup, your problem, your attempts, and what you wanted to happen.

HOpe that helps.

Good luck.
 
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Old 12-07-2012, 02:55 PM   #7
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I did some research on this printer and it works in linux, so you shouldn't have a problem there. http://www.sharpusa.com/ForBusiness/...rs/MXC311.aspxSince we know it work in linux all we need to do is help you set it up. However, we can't really do much to help you until we know what OS your using.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by markush View Post
first check if you have used the correct address http://localhost:631

if it doesn't work, open a terminal and execute the command
Code:
ps -e | grep cups
what do you see?

Markus
Hi
your post really helped me a lot. I didn't know that something called "cups" was supposed to run. I went in the rc.d directory and I saw a shell named rc.cups. I did a chmod +x and started it. I was then able to install my printer.
 
  


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