Well, I'm making progress. Stumbled upon the following URL (instructions from the URL are provided below), and now I no longer
get the error message ""can't establish a connection to the server at localhost:631." However, as I tried to install the printer via
the CUPS interface, I guessed at the URI. I still can't print (getting a message of :""Unable to start filter "pstocanonij" -
No such file or directory.", but I'm getting closer.
NOTE: The user "cupsys" didn't exist, so I had to create it before executing the second "batch" of steps. The first batch of steps (shown immediately below) show the error message I received when creating the user "cupsys". I figure as long as it fixed my original problem, I'm not concerned about the password expiring. In fact, maybe it does that by default for the user cupsys, since that's used by the system.:
Basically, the steps are:
$sudo adduser cupsys
Adding user `cupsys' ...
Adding new group `cupsys' (1000) ...
Adding new user `cupsys' (1000) with group `cupsys' ...
The home directory `/home/cupsys' already exists. Not copying from `/etc/skel'.
Enter new UNIX password:
Retype new UNIX password:
passwd: password updated successfully
Your account has expired; please contact your system administrator
1. Add "cupsys" to the shadow group. In terminal type:
sudo adduser cupsys shadow 2. Add youself to the lpadmin group. In terminal:
sudo adduser <yourusername> lpadmin3. Restart CUPs. This can be done by typing:
sudo /etc/init.d/cupsys restart
Thanks to all who replied to my post. Hope this helps some people out there.
(as an aside, does anyone know why the second box of code has a vertical scroll bar, but the first one doesn't?)