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Old 07-14-2004, 06:20 PM   #1
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Question Printer not working, CUPs problem, and freezing

A while ago, I tried configuring my computer in the CUPs Administration Tool so that my printer would work. Everything seemed to work fine and I successfully printed a test page from that tool. However, I couldn't get it configured in any other program and 'lp filename' gave some errors. I tried again today from the beginning, and printed another test page. However, at one point in the process, the whole computer froze and I couldn't get out of X using either Ctrl-Alt-Backspace or Ctrl-Alt-F2. I had to reboot, and I went back to try again. I plugged in the printer (into a USB port) after getting into X and it froze again. After awhile I was able to close X, and then when I went back in and had it freeze again when I tried to open Kppp. I assume this is an issue with USB, not the printer, but I could be wrong. Any advice is appreciate.
Old 08-03-2004, 04:18 PM   #2
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Since no one seems to have any ideas about this, let me rephrase the question. I've looked around at posts on this site and various how-to sites on the web, and am thoroughly confused with the printing issue. I see there are distribution-specific printing utilities, CUPS, lp/lpr, and various other tools to handle printing, and I have no idea where to start. I am running Slack 9.1 and I have a Epson Stylus Color 740 printer that connects via USB. What are the steps I need to take to get this configured and working? Thanks in advance.


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