CUPS, network and packages..
I am a pretty new Linux user and have just installed Slackware 10.2 on an old machine (PII/225MHz/64M). In general the installation was very straightforward, and I am very impressed with the results - I have a perfectly usable K desktop which was certainly not the case with some other distros tried. I do (of course!) have one problem and a couple of questions:
I cannot get CUPS to work at all:
If, as suggested in 'this is how I do it all' on this forum, I try connecting to ...localhost:631, I get the response 'Could not connect to host localhost (port 631). I have also tried the procedures suggested in ...userlocal.com/articles/slackwarecups.php. However, even as root I get as a result of /usr/sbin/lpinfo -v "lpinfo: Unable to connect to server. Connection refused", and much the same for other commands. I assume that I am doing something silly and would greatly appreciate some help in knowing what it is! (Ss I am a new user it won't let me put a full url above)
I have a little foible on network, and specifically internet connections immediately after boot. I can ping an internet domain and the ns will interpret and I succeed. If however I try to connect using either Konqueror or Firefox, I get 'page not found' for several attempts. Then it all starts working and stays that way...
I think I have come to grips with SWareT. Is there a list anywhere of all available packages, or do I have to just try them and see if they are found? Also, will SWareT work with any .tgz package?
Sorry if these questions have obvious answers, but I really am trying to learn!