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Old 11-07-2004, 10:19 PM   #1
Ed_999
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printer setup Slackware 10 need help


I haven't had this much trouble getting my printer to
work since Slackware 3.6.
Slackware 10 does not recognize my printer.
The lpr command does not work. I get this
error message:
Make sure the remote host supports the LPD protocol.
Can not open connection to local host.
No such file or directory.
I'm using loopback. I'm not using this Slackware 10
to connect to anything, for now anyway.
I've got an Epson Stylus Color 640 parrallel printer.
cat this_text_file.txt > /dev/lp0 works. It prints.
I looked at /etc/printcap and it says to look at
/etc/cups/printers.conf There's nothing in it.
Do I have to edit this file manually or is there some
kind of configuration file I can run to do it ?
I must have done something wrong during the
installation. Slackware 9 had my printer going
immediately.
Any information would be most appreciated.
 
Old 11-07-2004, 10:21 PM   #2
mdarby
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Here is my printers.conf:

# Written by cupsd on Wed 03 Nov 2004 12:26:56 AM EST
<DefaultPrinter Laser>
Info
Location
DeviceURI parallel:/dev/lp0
State Idle
Accepting Yes
JobSheets none none
QuotaPeriod 0
PageLimit 0
KLimit 0
</Printer>
<Printer Print_PDF>
Info
Location
DeviceURI cups-pdf:/
State Idle
Accepting Yes
JobSheets none none
QuotaPeriod 0
PageLimit 0
KLimit 0
</Printer>


Hope this helps in some fashion...

EDIT: Can you view http://localhost:631?
 
Old 11-08-2004, 12:25 AM   #3
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I think your problem is you installed both lprng and cups.
So which are you using? I presume that it is cups.

Just reinstall the cups package and it would be fine.

There is a cups updated package from slackware servers. So maybe you want to grab that and upgradepkg instead.

The problem is the symbolic link of lpr* are all link to lprng stuff instead of cups when you installed both the packages.

A very very common problem.
 
Old 11-08-2004, 06:40 AM   #4
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I use lprng and cups with no problem.
 
  


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