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Old 02-10-2005, 10:35 PM   #1
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CUPS error: client-error-not-possible

Well I just got a new printer, my old one broke. And I went about installing CUPS
(I wiped my system after my printer broke), I installed everything that I should need cupsys, cupsys-client, cupsys-bsd, foomatic(most everything), gimp support stuff; and everything went fine. But when I atempt to print a test page from http://localhost:631 The job is aborted, and while trying to restart the job I get the error "client-error-not-possible"

I've googled the error statment to little help. I've checked out and read everything there that looked/seemed revelent to my case and my printer (the cannon S450). yet I cannot seem to figure this out. Has anyone got any ideas or roads to travel down to hopefully fix this error?

Thanks in advance,
Old 02-11-2005, 12:00 AM   #2
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OK, I took a look at and found out that they recommend the gimp-print driver for Canon S450 printers. Now, CUPS is a very complicated system and it usually needs also Ghostscript and sometimes also Foomatic filters to work.

By chance I've noticed that, due to complex dependency resolving mechanisms in Debian's APT (Advanced Package Tool) system, you can install all the needed packages for CUPS, Ghostscript and Foomatic with a single command: "aptitude -r install foomatic-bin". Please, try it to ensure that you've got all the packages that CUPS needs to work.

After doing this, the only additional package you'll need is the gimp-print driver that suggests for your printer. In Debian the gimp-print driver for CUPS is included in a special package, cupsys-driver-gimpprint, which you also need to install (apt-get install cupsys-driver-gimpprint).

After executing these two commands, you should probably reboot your computer and then point the webbrowser to the http address localhost:631/admin to configure your Canon S450 printer. I hope you can get your printer working all right following these tips.
Old 02-11-2005, 01:54 AM   #3
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Complexity throught simplisity ??

Thanks Dead Parrot!

I guess I was just trying to read way too much into it!

Thanks again


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