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Old 10-04-2006, 08:04 PM   #31
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It's the same as before. I setup the printer, go to print a test page. All mesages are that everything is fine. But, nothing comes out of the printer... not even a noise.

The output to ls rc.cups is:

/usr/bin/ls: rc.cups: No such file or directory

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I downloaded all 4 Slackware disks: 2 installation disks amd 2 source code disks.I installed using the installation disks. At this point, might it make sense for me to just try do do a clean re-install using the source code disks? I have nothing of value on this partition. I fact, because aparently Slackware and Verizon DSL don't seem to play well together (I've since found out about others who use Verizon DSL and other flavors of Linux successfully) I'm not even using this pc to surf the net. I manually copying everyhting from there to this pc (SuSE) that does have access through another provider.

Old 10-04-2006, 09:12 PM   #32
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Hi joegumbo,

No need to intall from source, just a full install will do to avoid missing packages.

rc.cups is located in /etc/rc.d/rc.cups and by default should be executable.
In any case,
#chmod +x /etc/rc.d/rc.cups

/var/spool/cups needs to be writable by user as mentioned previously. As there is no noise from your printer it means that the document is not reaching the printer. The document is prevented fron reaching the printer. Sounds like permissions - maybe.

When this is set up reboot your computer with the printer ON and connected to USB.

Try a test page again.

See what "dmesg" says for additional info about your printer.
As an aside and there is no need to check this. I am assuming that USB printing is enabled in your kernel. Also generic scsi and disk support should be enabled. dmesg will highlight any errors there. Unlikely.


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Old 10-05-2006, 12:35 AM   #33
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I burned new copies of the install disks. After a complete re-install, I then went into control panel to configure the printer. It worked perfectly the first time.

Thank you chesh, deoppjakab, LocoMojo, and simcox1 and everyone for your help.

Old 10-05-2006, 01:45 AM   #34
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rc.cups is in /etc/rc.d. Try 'ls -l /etc/rc.d/rc.cups'.
Old 10-05-2006, 10:29 PM   #35
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Everything is fine with the printer now.

Thanks for your help,


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