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Old 07-18-2006, 09:01 AM   #1
SRTTurbo
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Unhappy CUPS/ printer will not work help!!!


Hi all! I have a HP Officejet printer T45 and im running Kanotix Easter edition. I get this error " Connection to CUPS server failed check that the cups server is correctly installed and running. Error the ipp request failed for a unknown reason" Has anyone else have this problem. I havent been able to use my printer since i installed easter edition about a month ago. everything is up to date. is there a fix for this? Ive searched for an answer for 2 weeks and came up dry. Can anyone help me? Thank you in advance!
 
Old 07-18-2006, 09:32 AM   #2
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I get this error " Connection to CUPS server failed check that the cups server is correctly installed and running. Error the ipp request failed for a unknown reason"
SRTTurbo,
Did you try to go to 127.0.0.1:631 ? Thats cool webadmin interface for administration of cups.
Check status of your cups server,try to reconfigure printer there.(Do administration task and manage printers and check what is happening)
/etc/cups/cupsd.conf is main configuration file for cups server.If you are more expirianced you can enter that file and see is everything ok.
After check you can try to restart cups service with /etc/init.d/cups restart and see is everything ok.
 
Old 07-18-2006, 09:38 AM   #3
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SRTTurbo,
Did you try to go to 127.0.0.1:631 ? Thats cool webadmin interface for administration of cups.
Check status of your cups server,try to reconfigure printer there.(Do administration task and manage printers and check what is happening)
/etc/cups/cupsd.conf is main configuration file for cups server.If you are more expirianced you can enter that file and see is everything ok.
After check you can try to restart cups service with /etc/init.d/cups restart and see is everything ok.
Well i added the printer. but nothing. ive restarted and everything. is there a tool to test my connection to the server? it also said perimeter denied and the website says it found a cannon and an epson printer hooked to my computer, but i dont have either one. i dont know im so lost. back to work i go.

Last edited by SRTTurbo; 07-18-2006 at 10:24 AM.
 
Old 07-19-2006, 12:37 PM   #4
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So you can go to 127.0.0.1:631 That means you can connect to your cups server at localhost.What can you see when you go to do administration tasks > manage printers ?
Can you see your printer model ? Can you see Printer state for your printer ?Tell me what you see on that page please.
 
Old 07-19-2006, 10:05 PM   #5
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So you can go to 127.0.0.1:631 That means you can connect to your cups server at localhost.What can you see when you go to do administration tasks > manage printers ?
Can you see your printer model ? Can you see Printer state for your printer ?Tell me what you see on that page please.
Dang sorry it took so long to get back. I ran into some personal problems. Ok so i go to the page. i go to administration > Manage printers it says No printers.

Also when i just go to administration it says under SERVER :unable to open cupsd.conf file:

thanks again!

Last edited by SRTTurbo; 07-19-2006 at 10:08 PM.
 
Old 07-20-2006, 07:42 AM   #6
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Ok so i go to the page. i go to administration > Manage printers it says No printers.
You should see you printer on that page.If it said "No printers" that means you must install your printer again.
On printers page press "add printer" then enter name,location and description of printer > continue then
choose the way your printer is connected (usb,serial or however your printer is connected to your machine,I assume your printer is connected direcly to your computer) > continue > choose HP and then find your model (HP OfficeJet T45 Foomatic/hpijs is on the list) then continue and you should see "Printer added succesfuly" go to Printers again and you should see your printer.Try to print test page and tell me the result.Tell me status of your printer too.

I hope your printer is working again.

Last edited by kalimero; 07-20-2006 at 07:44 AM.
 
Old 07-21-2006, 08:38 AM   #7
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You should see you printer on that page.If it said "No printers" that means you must install your printer again.
On printers page press "add printer" then enter name,location and description of printer > continue then
choose the way your printer is connected (usb,serial or however your printer is connected to your machine,I assume your printer is connected direcly to your computer) > continue > choose HP and then find your model (HP OfficeJet T45 Foomatic/hpijs is on the list) then continue and you should see "Printer added succesfuly" go to Printers again and you should see your printer.Try to print test page and tell me the result.Tell me status of your printer too.

I hope your printer is working again.
Basically, i did exactly what you told me to do. When i get past the enter name, location, and description of printer. i went to choose the way it was connected and (Serial) wasnt one of the choices ( here arethe choices i see in teh drop down box>

AppSocket/HPJetDirect
Backend Error Handler
Internet Printing Protocol (http)
Internet Printing Protocol (ipp)
LPD/LPR Host or Printer
LPT #1
Parellel port #1 (CANON) <--- I dont own one of these
Parellel Port #2 (EPSON) <--- I dont own this one niether
PDF Writing
Windows Printing via SAMBA


Other than that i dont see serial port. The date and time is all wrong on my printer. Im thinking the computer cant even make a connection to the printer. The printer did work when i had knoppix installed. Ive reinstalled the easter edition 4 times and all times i had this very same problem. I really do appreciate you helping me. theres no one else that even wanted to take this task.
 
Old 07-22-2006, 02:23 AM   #8
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So your printer is connected with serial and there is no serial in manage printers ? I don't know why is that happening.

Try this link :
http://kanotix.com/PNphpBB2-viewtopic-t-18797.html
 
Old 07-23-2006, 08:17 AM   #9
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So your printer is connected with serial and there is no serial in manage printers ? I don't know why is that happening.

Try this link :
http://kanotix.com/PNphpBB2-viewtopic-t-18797.html

yea no serial option. interesting yes! but sucky, Thanks for the link. ill try a few more things. but i think i may be beating a dead horse. thank you for keeping in touch and trying your best to help me resolve this issue.
 
Old 07-23-2006, 09:06 AM   #10
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From the information I found via googling this printer has only a parallel port connection i.e a 25 pin D Sub connector.
 
Old 07-24-2006, 03:57 AM   #11
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You can try this link to:
http://www.linuxprinting.org/show_pr...-OfficeJet_T45
 
Old 07-24-2006, 10:30 PM   #12
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Wow that really sucks. I cant even believe all the research i did and never came up with the stuff you all came up with. I really really appreciate it!! ill keep working on it though. im thinking about another distro possibly. but i love the one i have now. arggg hmmm what to do?
 
  


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