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Old 04-11-2004, 07:03 PM   #1
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"The CUPS server could not be contacted"


That's what I get when I try to install a printer.

Using slackware 9.1 with dropline-gnome.
 
Old 04-11-2004, 07:44 PM   #2
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what method are you using to install a printer???

CUPS is installed by default when you do a "full install", perhaps you just need to go into "pkgtool" into the "setup" option and then into the "services" option... there you select which daemons and stuff you want to run automatically at startup... CUPS needs to be selected...

once cups is running, use your browser to go to http://localhost:631 and you'll have the CUPS web-based administration utility, which you can use to add and configure all your printers...
 
Old 04-11-2004, 08:24 PM   #3
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are you sure cups is running, if so did you started it or did you expect it to start itself, also is it really installed as you might think??
 
Old 04-13-2004, 07:19 AM   #4
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>>"pkgtool" into the "setup" option and then into the "services" option... there you select which daemons and stuff you want to run automatically at startup... CUPS needs to be selected...<<

I did that, and after re-starting, it still doesn't work.
 
Old 04-13-2004, 01:43 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by walterbyrd
I did that, and after re-starting, it still doesn't work.
what doesn't work??? you mean you're not able to connect to http://localhost:631 ???


are you sure cups is installed??? check with this:

ls /var/log/packages/ | grep cups


are you sure the cups daemon is running??? check with this:

ps aux | grep cupsd
 
Old 04-24-2004, 08:30 PM   #6
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In the default Slack install, I don't think CUPS is activated by default. Run:
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chmod 755 /etc/rc.d/rc.cups
chmod 555 /etc/rc.d/rc.lprng
That will make CUPS come up on boot, while disabling lprng (another printing system).
--Taj
 
  


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