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Old 07-07-2003, 07:38 PM   #1
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CUPS problem

i cant print with CUPS. When i open a print dialog (KDE) they tell me that CUPS server is not working or somethin like that. What can i do??
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What distro, which version of CUPS, installed how?
Is the CUPS daemon actually running?
ps -A | grep cups


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[manuel@localhost manuel]$ ps -A | grep cups
2045 ? 00:00:00 cupsd

I have RH9 installed on my machine.
Old 07-08-2003, 04:45 PM   #4
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Hey, i'm having the exact same problem. I'm trying to add my hp3820, but i can only do it using the cups server, and when I use the kde tool to add it, it tells me that it was unable to connect to the cups server. I checked, and found out that i don't even have it running. Do you know how i could start it, and better yet, set it to start up whenever i boot the computer? Thanks.
(oh yeah, using Slackware 9.0. I tried installing the driver supplied on the hp website, but i have no idea where to go from there)
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You should be able to start CUPS with the following:

/etc/rc.d/rc5.d/S??cups start
I am not sure the number for cups. Also, I use mandrake so this may be a little different for Slack. I am also not sure how Slack sets up services for bootup. The hard way to do it would be configuring the /etc/services file if Slack uses one.

Once it is started try connecting to it via your browser: http://localhost:631. You should be able to add/manage printers from there directly.



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