Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware
User Name
Linux - Hardware This forum is for Hardware issues.
Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux?


  Search this Thread
Old 01-14-2004, 02:50 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jul 2003
Posts: 29

Rep: Reputation: 15
Printing and Slackware 9

I want to be able to use my computer to print documents.
I am using Slackware 9.0 and an Epson stylus color 600.
I have tried many times to get things working via, I still can't print. The main problem that I have been running into is accessing http://localhost:631/documentation.html. I have never been able to access "localhost:631" I have no idea what "localhost:631" is. This is not the first time that Ive had this problem.
Aside from that I understand that my printer will "work perfectly with stp" whatever that means. I went through and installed gimp-print (i.e. downloaded and typed ./configure; make; make install) and things went nicely. I understand that there is something called KDEPrint which makes printer setup easy, how do I get KDEPrint? I think I probably already have it, how do I access it?
Is there a command that I can enter into a command line to see if my printer is being detected?
Ive been able to use many applications to print to "lp" which is "accepting jobs" or "rejecting jobs" depending on the weather. No matter what it's doing, nothing ever prints.
I have absolutely no idea about this. Any help or references would be appreciated.

Last edited by benchcomptons; 01-14-2004 at 02:52 PM.
Old 01-14-2004, 03:27 PM   #2
Registered: Mar 2003
Location: Scotland
Distribution: Slackware, RedHat, Debian
Posts: 12,047

Rep: Reputation: 66
Is cups started?

Try running this as root then access "http://localhost:631":


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
slackware 9.1 printing dfownz Linux - Hardware 16 03-02-2004 06:21 PM
slackware+printing kgm Slackware 9 01-29-2004 08:41 AM
Help Printing w/ Slackware 9.1! sanjuro54 Slackware 9 10-16-2003 04:09 PM
Printing with Slackware 9 mdw Slackware 5 05-10-2003 02:27 PM
Printing in Slackware 9.0 Sifvion Slackware 18 04-03-2003 07:34 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:07 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration