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Old 09-13-2006, 03:45 PM   #1
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Printing to windows from linux: CUPS wont load


I've installed CUPS on my gentoo box but cant start the service

heaven mark # /etc/init.d/cupsd restart
* Starting cupsd ...
cupsd: Child exited on signal 15! [ !! ]


I've looked online and dont know what this error means.

I can not also connect to the http://localhost:631/ link which apparently allows me to configure my remotely attached printer (connected to my windows machine)

Any help would be appreicated
 
Old 09-13-2006, 06:06 PM   #2
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Re: Cups won't load

Have you tried to emerge the cups package again ?

Do you have anything in your /var/log/cups/error_log ?
 
Old 09-13-2006, 07:03 PM   #3
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the log file has this as its last log...

i tried emerging againg with the same problem.

I [13/Sep/2006:20:36:51 +0000] Full reload complete.
X [13/Sep/2006:20:36:51 +0000] No Listen or Port lines were found to allow access via localhost!
I [14/Sep/2006:00:02:09 +0000] Listening to c0a80164:631
I [14/Sep/2006:00:02:09 +0000] Loaded configuration file "/etc/cups/cupsd.conf"
I [14/Sep/2006:00:02:09 +0000] Configured for up to 100 clients.
I [14/Sep/2006:00:02:09 +0000] Allowing up to 100 client connections per host.
I [14/Sep/2006:00:02:09 +0000] Full reload is required.
I [14/Sep/2006:00:02:09 +0000] LoadPPDs: Read "/etc/cups/ppds.dat", 15 PPDs...
I [14/Sep/2006:00:02:09 +0000] LoadPPDs: Wrote "/etc/cups/ppds.dat", 15 PPDs...
I [14/Sep/2006:00:02:09 +0000] Full reload complete.
X [14/Sep/2006:00:02:09 +0000] No Listen or Port lines were found to allow access via localhost!
 
Old 09-14-2006, 08:45 AM   #4
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When i run smbclient i can see the Epson printer i want to connect to. Does anyone know how I can connect to it? i've installed the gimp-print drivers on my gentoo box but i'm a little confused about ppd's etc (its not as straightforward as windows)

heaven mark # smbclient -L MARIACOMPUTER -N
Domain=[MARIACOMPUTER] OS=[Windows 5.1] Server=[Windows 2000 LAN Manager]

Sharename Type Comment
--------- ---- -------
IPC$ IPC Remote IPC
D$ Disk Default share
print$ Disk Printer Drivers
SharedDocs Disk
My Music Disk
ADMIN$ Disk Remote Admin
C$ Disk Default share
Printer Printer EPSON Stylus C66 Series <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<the printer
Domain=[MARIACOMPUTER] OS=[Windows 5.1] Server=[Windows 2000 LAN Manager]

Server Comment
--------- -------

Workgroup Master
--------- -------



I've seen a website which suggests i type the following

lpadmin -p RicePrinter -v smb://rice/INKJET -P /root/inkjet.ppd
enable RicePrinter
accept RicePrinter
lpadmin -d RicePrinter

but i dont have any ppd files and visitng the linux printing project it says that the driver has the ppd file (hence a little confused)

Last edited by Maverick1182; 09-14-2006 at 08:46 AM.
 
Old 09-18-2006, 09:01 AM   #5
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I've reinstalled Cups and gimp-print and resynced my computer. Seems to have done the trip was able to print a test page to my windows machine.
 
  


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