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Old 04-13-2009, 09:13 PM   #1
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Printing Queue


I have a Canon MP760 printer and the device URI is usb://Canon/MP760.
Occassionally my printer does not print, but ususally, after 10 minutes or so waiting, it comes to live.
However, it has not printed now for a few hours. I have switched the printer off and on and I have restarted the computer.
What else can I do about it, and where can I find the printer queue?
 
Old 04-14-2009, 01:49 PM   #2
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Have you looked in the CUPS interface, to see what it says is going on? Normally this can be accessed at http://localhost:631 although depending on your distribution, you may need to enable it
 
Old 04-15-2009, 01:34 AM   #3
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Hi Huwnet,
I am a newby (and 69 years old). How do you look in the CUPS interface to see what is going on (and how do you understand it when you see it)? I have accessed http://localhost:631 but how do you enable it? My distribution is Fedora 7.
 
Old 04-15-2009, 01:45 AM   #4
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You probably need to start the cups service first if it isn't running

service cups start

as root should do it
 
Old 04-18-2009, 10:38 PM   #5
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Would you believe it? After a period of inactivity, when I started up, the printer came to life again. But I do have the problem that occasionally the start up procedure stops when it tries to start up CUPS. I assume that the best way to deal with it is to uninstall "1:cups-1.3.9-2.fc8.i386" and reinstall it again?
 
Old 04-18-2009, 10:42 PM   #6
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Having a Fedora 8 rpm on Fedora 7 may well be your problem. Do you have your original disk, and can you install cups from that? How did the F8 rpm get there in the first place?
 
Old 04-19-2009, 02:45 AM   #7
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I have Fedora 9 disc, but worry about how to install it. The people who installed it previously are very experienced (and young) and when I asked them to install it, telling them that I wanted each step to noted so that next time I could do it myself, they seem not be very keen on the idea,I assume it would take too much time to makes notes. Unfortunately, I live in a fairly small community (not very Linux boffins) so I am stuck.
I would like to do a clean install. I have a 40Gb hard disk that has XP installed and another internal hard disk with 80Gb on which the Fedora is installed. I have all my data on an external 160GB.
When I start my computer Fedora starts off and asks if I want to Fedora, or "Other", which is XP. I always start on XP and then restart. The reason for that is that 9 out of 10 times my modem does not kick off if I starts on Fedora straight away. Even if I go System>Administration>Network and I click on Activate, it does not (another quirk of the system?).
So, yes, a new install of Fedora 9 would probably do the trick.
 
Old 04-19-2009, 03:05 AM   #8
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I'm not sure who was suggesting you install F9, but since that's going to lose support in around June, I probably wouldn't bother.

My reference to a disk was your original (ie Fedora 7) to get the correct cups rpm
 
Old 04-19-2009, 03:25 AM   #9
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I hope you do have internet connectivity. And if you wish you reinstall your cups, do


Code:
yum grouplist
and then if your printing is in installed groups section . remove it by

Code:
yum groupremove printing
once you are done with removal, install it again.

Code:
yum groupinstall printing
now configure your printer from

Code:
http://localhost:631
most likely you will install the following rpms

ghostscript
cups
enscript
system-config-printer
hal-cups-utils
a2ps
paps

=====================End of yum Installation Section================



Installation from Media.

jump to cd directory by

Code:
cd /media/cdrom/
if it doesn't mount by it self.. you have to mount it like this


Code:
mkdir /mnt/cdrom
Code:
mount /dev/YOUR_CD_ROM /mnt/cdrom
once mounted, jump to directory by typing

cd /mnt/cdrom

search for the rpms folder by listing the directory by

Code:
ls
now remove old cups rpm by

Code:
rpm -q cups
//queries the installed cups rpm

Code:
rpm -e cups
//remove cups package from your cd.

then
Code:
rpm -iUvh cups
during rpm installation you must be in the directory where your installing rpm is placed.. in this case you should be in your media/cdrom/rpms(or similar) directory.

Now if it complains for dependencies.. like libblabaa=> required by cups-x.y...

first note down the dps and see if the older versions are installed, with

rpm -q lib_blabala..(remember lib_blabla is an example )

if present first delete them with

rpm -e lib_blabla and all those old dependents...

once done, now install all packages together at once..

Code:
rpm -iUvh cups lib_blabla foo bar etc
give a space inbetween all package name and if all goes well rpm will install your all packages without any error..

now type the below code in your netbrowser

Code:
http://localhost:631
and configure your printer..

at this moment i have to sometimes start


service cups stop
service cups start
/etc/init.d/ccpd start


manually ... when my printer gets stuck ..


Cheers!!
 
Old 04-21-2009, 12:50 AM   #10
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Thank you for your advice. My printer appears to be working again. Updating Fedora appears to be a bit of complicated. I obtained a copy of "Moving to Ubuntu Linux" together with a copy of "ubuntu Version 6.06 LTS DVD" and the installation procedure appears to be quite simple. The book indicates that you can install Ubuntu on a second hard disk, but it does not indicate that at start up, a screen would appear to let you choose first Linux or "Other" (which in my case is XP. Can I assume that installing Ubuntu would give you this opportunity as well?

An advantage I see to go over to Ubuntu is that the upgrades are CD size, which means that I can down load them without the penalty from my ISP to slow the download speed from 256 Kb/s to 64 Kb/s. (Yes, where I am, the fastest down load speed is ADSL). What do you think?

I also have read regularly "The WFTL LUG <wftl-lug@salmar.com>" and it appears many of the postings are related to Ubuntu. I found the posts quite interesting, although a quite a few are too complicated for me to comprehend. But I supposed that over time that would be more clearer to me.

I find that the site LinuxQuestions.org a fantastic forum, especially as it also sends me replies by email. I would like to not only praise the site, but also the people that keep the site going so positively. Well done.
 
Old 04-21-2009, 10:14 AM   #11
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Ubuntu should detect your windows partition during install and put an entry in the /boot/grub/menu.lst file which will give you an option on boot to select Ubuntu or xp. In the menu.lst file there is a line near the top which says 'default' with number (usually zero) after it. You can change this to boot either system. If xp is the first option in the file, leave the default as zero - Grub counts from zero not one. You will have entries after the word 'title', just count down to the title entry you want, if it's the first entry put 'default 0', etc..

In order to use Grub, you will have to install it to the master boot record of whichever drive is set first boot priority in the BIOS. Having Ubuntu on the second drive, most of the boot files will be there but the stage1 file of Grub needs to be in the first drive. This is the default during install in most distributions. Generally there is an Advanced tab you can select during Grub installation to see options.
 
  


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