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Old 12-26-2003, 10:11 PM   #1
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CUPS installed in Gentoo but unable to access web admin tool

I have gentoo installed and I have also gone ahead and ran emerge for cups. Whenever I open a browser, galeon or mozilla, and type
I also get an error saying connection attempt refused. Any ideas on how to fix this?

I checked and my port 631 is closed, do I have to have this open?

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Old 12-26-2003, 10:17 PM   #2
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Is cupsd running? Try 'ps -e | grep cups'

If it's not running you can start it with 'cupsd' but you should check to see if Gentoo has a prettier startup script for it and that it will run on the next boot.
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You need to do "rc-update add cupsd default" and then run "/etc/init.d/cupsd start". That should start what you need.

Old 12-26-2003, 10:35 PM   #4
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I started cups and now it works, I will look into that startup script.
Thanks for all the help.
Old 12-26-2003, 10:57 PM   #5
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I can get cups going put when I go to install I get a client-error-not-possible, the same thing happens when I do it in the command line also.

root@gentoo darinf # /usr/sbin/lpadmin -p LaserJet -E -v parallel:/dev/lpr -m laserjet.ppd
lpadmin: add-printer (set device) failed: client-error-not-possible

anyone have any ideas on this?


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