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Old 08-04-2010, 03:48 AM   #1
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Can't connect to CUPS


Hi,

I,m currently trying out the Zenwalk 6.4 Gnome edition. And I'd like to add my printer in CUPS, but when I try to connect to 'localhost:631', my browser gives me the message that it can't connect to CUPS -the server is to busy. I have CUPS installed - it's a standard install of Zenwalk-Gnome. I have also tried to reinstall CUPS with netpkg.

What can I do to solve this problem?
Thanks in advance!
 
Old 08-04-2010, 08:31 AM   #2
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A couple of things to look at -- is CUPS running and is there only one instance running (there should only be one that will look something like this; yours may look slight different):
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ps -ef | grep cups 
root      1715     1  0 Aug03 ?        00:00:00 /usr/sbin/cupsd -C /etc/cups/cupsd.conf
Do you have appropriate entries in /etc/hosts -- should look something like this
Code:
grep local /etc/hosts
127.0.0.1               localhost
Can you ping localhost
Code:
ping -c 5 localhost
PING localhost (127.0.0.1) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from localhost (127.0.0.1): icmp_req=1 ttl=64 time=0.136 ms
64 bytes from localhost (127.0.0.1): icmp_req=2 ttl=64 time=0.130 ms
64 bytes from localhost (127.0.0.1): icmp_req=3 ttl=64 time=0.134 ms
64 bytes from localhost (127.0.0.1): icmp_req=4 ttl=64 time=0.132 ms
64 bytes from localhost (127.0.0.1): icmp_req=5 ttl=64 time=0.132 ms

--- localhost ping statistics ---
5 packets transmitted, 5 received, 0% packet loss, time 3999ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 0.130/0.132/0.136/0.014 ms
Have you looked in the CUPS error log (it may be in /var/log/cups).

Have you looked in your system log (possibly /var/log/messages) to see if there's a problem.

If any of those are goofy...

Hope this helps some.
 
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Old 08-04-2010, 08:51 AM   #3
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Tronayne,

thanks for your fast reply. I discovered that the CUPS-service isn't initiated at boot-time, however it's initiation is mentioned in /etc/rc.d/rc.services. The question for me right now is, how to initiate it at boottime. Maybe it is a matter of post-install configuration in Zenwalk?
 
Old 08-04-2010, 08:51 AM   #4
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Angry

Posted it twice Happens more often to me. Sorry.

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Old 08-04-2010, 09:54 AM   #5
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I solved the problem by running serviceconfig as root and adding the cups-daemon als start-up service. This possibility escaped on my attention until just now. Problem solved!

Last edited by Hannes Worst; 08-11-2010 at 09:20 AM.
 
Old 08-05-2010, 07:29 AM   #6
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Glad you got it -- I was in transit all day yesterday and didn't get a chance to respond until this morning.
 
  


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