Originally posted by sh1ft
Yes, but we Fedora users are spoiled
Ok, I asked the question because I couldn't print to my router-firewall- printer server ( running Fedora ) from my Slackware workstation but have no problem at all when my workstation runs Windows2k or Fedora.
I realised that Slackware installed cups properly but did not activate cupsd at boot time. In order to print I had to run /usr/sbin/cupsd manually.
As you suggested I just had to make the rc.cups script executable.
I installed Webmin on the Fedora distro but never used it to enable or desable the services, Fedora having a nice GUI for that
On the other hand the BSD startup structure looks a lot simpler than the one for System5.
Thanks again to all the people who took some of their time to reply.
I don't think I'll use Slack on a day to day base, but for sure I won't scrap my Slack partition