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Old 02-05-2004, 05:02 AM   #1
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Unhappy CUPS & Localhost Confusion

I have been trying to install a new multifunction printer/scanner/copier for the past week!?!

Scans and Copies fine - but cannot print.

Someone with more know-how than me has pinned down the problem to the way my home network is rigged up, permissions and a CUPS problem.

Here's what happens:

1. I go to http://localhost:631/ >> Select Manage Printers

2. My HP PSC1205 printer is found and correctly configured to work with foomatic and hpijs

3. Device location is localhost >> But, when I try to Print Test Page, CUPS web interface attempts to contact http://main:631/printers/printer?op=print-test-page !?!

4. At first, I got a Time Out message >> Now, I get re-routed to details of Adobe's new Photoshop Product!?!

Can anyone begin to shed light upon what is happening here and what I might do to try and remedy the situation?

I know the printer works fine on a different linux box running Fedora and not connected to my network ...

Old 02-08-2004, 08:28 AM   #2
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At a guess you have probably hcanged your hostname. Try puting "main" next to the loopback address in /etc/hosts - eg: localhost localhost.localdomain main


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