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Old 07-18-2007, 02:58 AM   #1
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no printer - slack 12 (hp laserjet)

We've got an hp laserjet 4L. I recently upgraded to slack 12. The printer functioned with slack 11. I'm getting this error.

/etc/rc.d# ./rc.hplip start
Starting hpiod:
Starting hpssd:
HP Linux Imaging and Printing System (ver. 1.7.4a)
Services and Status Daemon ver. 9.1

Copyright (c) 2001-7 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, LP
This software comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.
This is free software, and you are welcome to distribute it
under certain conditions. See COPYING file for more details.

can't lock /var/run/, running daemon's pid may be 2790
Help appreciated.
Old 07-18-2007, 03:33 AM   #2
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how did you set it up? Did you use Kcontrol?
Old 07-18-2007, 07:05 PM   #3
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I think I used the CUPS manager to add the printer. For some reason, KControl wasn't listed in the KMenu anymore after upgrading to slack 12. Now I tried removing the printer and readding it using KControl and it gave this error when trying to test:

cupsdoprint -P 'HPLaserjet4L' -J 'KDE Print Test' -H 'localhost:631' -U 'root' -o ' multiple-document-handling=separate-documents-uncollated-copies orientation-requested=3' '/usr/share/apps/kdeprint/' : execution failed with message:


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