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Old 03-20-2006, 12:12 AM   #1
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Can't add printer in Mepis


Each time I go to Add printers, I get the following errors:

An error occurred while retrieving the list of available backends:

Connection to CUPS server failed. Check that the CUPS server is correctly installed and running.

Any idea?
 
Old 03-20-2006, 06:20 AM   #2
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Is the cups server running?

here it is running:
Code:
~ # ps ax | grep cupsd
 5335 ?        Ss     0:00 /usr/sbin/cupsd
28646 pts/1    R+     0:00 grep cupsd
and after this - it is not anymore:
Code:
~ # /etc/init.d/cupsd stop
 * Stopping cupsd ...

~ # ps ax | grep cupsd
28693 pts/1    R+     0:00 grep cupsd
and now it is again:
Code:
~ # /etc/init.d/cupsd start
 * Starting cupsd ... 

~ # ps ax | grep cupsd
28756 ?        Ss     0:00 /usr/sbin/cupsd
28791 pts/1    R+     0:00 grep cupsd
 
Old 03-20-2006, 07:24 PM   #3
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It seems that cupsd is not installed on my system. However, if i try to look for it in symantic, cupsd isn't there also. I do have cupsys. Is that the same with cupsd?
 
Old 03-21-2006, 02:56 AM   #4
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I dont know much about Mephis and never ever used Synaptic - but cupsys and Synaptic sounds like Debian or derivative...
There the prog I mentioned is called cupsys, located in /usr/sbin/cupsd and controlled via executing /etc/init.d/cupsys start/stop/restart...
How about that?
 
Old 03-21-2006, 03:06 AM   #5
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I tried the command but it tells me:

Restarting Common Unix Printing System: cupsdcupsd: Child exited with status 1!
 
Old 03-21-2006, 04:12 AM   #6
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If it fails - there are the systems log-files. You might find more info about the cause of the failure there.
/var/log/... /var/log/cups/...
 
Old 03-26-2006, 04:22 AM   #7
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Do you still need help?

Which ver. of MEPIS are you using?

(& BTW, it's MEPIS, not "Mephis" or "Memphis" -- no "h" or 2nd "m". Although I suspect the name is derived from "Memphis".)
 
Old 03-28-2006, 09:32 AM   #8
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Mepis Problems

I reinstalled the Mepis. I used Mepis 3.3.1. Before, I installed Mepis 3.4.3 but my two ethernet cards didn't work. I do have two ethernet cards:

eth0 61.9.10.100 - Static IP
eth1 192.168.0.201 - LAN

The eth1 is worked but the eth1 didn't. WHat i noticed is that after boot up, the eth0 is working but after a few seconds, it suddenly stopped working.

Can you help me on this?
 
Old 03-28-2006, 02:17 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by depam
... The eth1 is worked but the eth1 didn't. WHat i noticed is that after boot up, the eth0 is working but after a few seconds, it suddenly stopped working.

Can you help me on this?
  • Is 1 working or not? -- You mention "eth1" 2ce.
  • Which 1?
  • Is either 1 working.

There may be 2 separate problems here:
  1. Not detecting the 2nd NIC. -- easy
  2. Losing the 1st NIC. -- not so easy
 
  


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