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Old 10-20-2005, 09:47 PM   #16
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Cups Died, got it working

I had a similar problem which came out of the blue (SUSE was running fine for a year and a half, lost a hard drive from a power supply problem, reinstalled with 9.1 and started all over, haven't recovered the old drive data yet-boot sector/etc) where CUPS was giving me similar errors, and acting all stupid about communicating with the printer (can't find directory, can't find file, etc). I followed several threads, replaced some missing directories for cups, still no workie, but got different errors as though everything sent to the que was the wrong kind of file, so kept at it. Followed this one, didn't fix it either. Then I went back to Yassir Ain't Somethin' Tweakin' and ran the update, selected patches manually and found a CUPS update was there, too. Ran all the updates I thought might help or be urgent, and VOILA!! Cups acts like it got a new brain or something and prints, but it didn't find the USB printer automatically, tho it did so before, so I'm weirded out about that.

Maybe now I have all this ED-Jeu-CAY-SHUN, I can get the windows machines to find the printers over the wireless waves, too.

So, Thanks, I guess.
Old 11-05-2005, 10:46 PM   #17
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Thanks Unmindfulawe

Your instructions worked flawlessly on my box. Thank you very much for the help.

I feel sorry for the other guys. I know what it's like to follow some instructions and then not have them work. But this fixed it.

Thanks again!!!!
Old 11-11-2005, 10:43 AM   #18
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Hi there,
I have just run into the same dead CUPS. In trying to follow the steps above to set new lppasswd (as root) Konsole responded with:

Linux:/home/Randall # lppasswd -a Randall
Enter password:
Enter password again:
lppasswd: Unable to open passwd file: Permission denied
Linux:/home/Randall # lppasswd -g sys -a CUPS -admin -name
Usage: lppasswd [-g groupname] [username]
lppasswd [-g groupname] -a [username]
lppasswd [-g groupname] -x [username]
Linux:/home/Randall #

I don't know what this means. I will however keep trying--maybe I just didn't enter something right. I also will keep checking settings...


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