Running kubuntu 5.10 (breezy) out of the box. New install. Standard repositories.
Here is the challenge I am facing-
go to http://localhost:631
and the following message appears
"Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at localhost:631."
Run kdesu konqueror and then System Settings / Hardware / Printers and the following message appears
"Unable to retrieve the printer list. Error message received from manager:
Connection to CUPS server failed. Check that the CUPS server is correctly installed and running. Error: host not found."
What I have done to try and fix this -
First used Adept to remove CUPS with a view to reinstalling it. Not a very good idea since the KDE desktop is trashed as part of the process. Quite a surprise that one ... but reinstalled without any problem...
Then switched to Synaptec and reinstalled anything to do with CUPS except bluez-cups which is some bluetooth printer driver. The problem is that removal of this file takes out the desktop.
I am told that localhost is important here and I have checked to make sure it is working and ... it is.
So I am stuck. Any suggestions as to what to do next?