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Old 10-25-2004, 10:03 AM   #1
daniela
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cups problem


maybe someone of you knows what to do...

i installed cups 1.1.21 from source. it used to work, but when i reinstalled mandrake 10, the same procedure didn't lead to success anymore. i mean i successfully installed it, but i can't access the web interface i need to configure the network printer, although in the cupsd.conf file "Port 631" is uncommented. i tried to use printer drake, but that didn't work at all, even if everything went without errors... so i need the web interface. i really have no idea where i might have done something wrong...
 
Old 10-25-2004, 01:11 PM   #2
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Well I've just had to re-install mandrake 10 as well.

It always see's the inkjet printer that's connected via serial (or is it a parallel) port (don't matter, it's directly connected to the PC).

But with my laser printer, that is connected via my network hub, it never seems to detect that!

So, I go to start menu>system>configuration>printers>cupswwwadmin tool.

that opens the cups www interface in a browser. I then click printers, and under the inkjet details is an "add printer" button. It then asks for a user name and password, my username doesn't work, so I have to use root/root password.

I then give it a name usually "laser printer" > continue >then in the dropdown, I select "internet printing protocol - http">continue>
then for device URI I add "socket://hostname:9100" except the hostname bit is replaced with the IP address that I've allocated to the printer
>continue>then I select the make and model from the dropdown options to select the right driver>cintinue and when it's just tells you that you've added a printer, if you then just click printers you should see it

Thats how I installed my network printer.

regards

John
 
Old 10-25-2004, 02:21 PM   #3
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i tried the menu>system>... thing, but it just tries to load localhost:631, that's what i called the web interface. it can't be loaded. there's always an error ("failure loading localhost:631"). so i'm not really getting closer to it...but thanks for the try!
 
  


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