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cups printing problem

Postby towy71 » Thu Apr 14, 2005 7:56 am

I have installed my printer, Canon i560, using Turboprint and it works, however I want to print from other computers on the network and installed CUPS, now when I start Print Manager I get the following in a warning box:

Unable to retrieve the printer list. Error message received from manager:
Connection to CUPS server failed. Check that the CUPS server is correctly installed and running. Error: connection refused.

where is the printer list located and can I amend it manually?
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RE: cups printing problem

Postby evilnick » Thu Apr 14, 2005 3:37 pm

Make sure the cups server is actually running.
Use the web frontend on port 631 to configure the printers is my advice...
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RE: cups printing problem

Postby towy71 » Thu Apr 14, 2005 3:59 pm

dick@ubuntu:~$sudo /etc/init.d/cupsys start
Password:
* Starting Common Unix Printing System: cupsd
dick@ubuntu:~$
dick@ubuntu:~$ ps aux | grep cupsd
cupsys 7896 0.0 0.5 5712 2820 ? SNs 06:41 0:00 /usr/sbin/cupsd
dick 10456 0.0 0.1 3036 728 pts/6 S+ 16:51 0:00 grep cupsd


going to localhost:631 brings up the printer page but it has in red writing across the top of the page:Administrative tasks have been disabled for security reasons. Please use Menu System > Administration > Printing

As I said the printer works using generic lpd but Printer Manager crashes when I try to select cups.
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RE: cups printing problem

Postby evilnick » Thu Apr 14, 2005 4:00 pm

Bah, dratted super-paranoid debian-types. I can't check for you at the moment. Maybe someone else can help in the meantime, otherwise I'll take a look tomorrow.
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RE: cups printing problem

Postby towy71 » Thu Apr 14, 2005 4:02 pm

thanks Nick
do I have to get super-paranoid too?
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Postby evilnick » Thu Apr 14, 2005 4:06 pm

It would probably help. Try :
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apt-get install  overbearing_sense_of_doom
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Postby towy71 » Thu Apr 14, 2005 4:10 pm

that is is just too big a download! ;)
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Postby towy71 » Fri Apr 15, 2005 10:36 am

anybody?
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Postby nelz » Fri Apr 15, 2005 1:32 pm

/etc/cups/cupsd.conf should show the location of the log files. Check these for any reasons why the connection was refused. You may need to raise the logging level.
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Postby towy71 » Fri Apr 15, 2005 1:34 pm

thanks nelz, just wanted a point in the right direction.
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Postby lxfadmin » Sun Apr 17, 2005 11:49 pm

have you sorted this problem now?
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Postby towy71 » Mon Apr 18, 2005 10:05 am

afraid not, but it has gone on the backburner cos at least I can print
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Postby towy71 » Mon Apr 18, 2005 3:43 pm

I thought that maybe re-installing the entire kubuntu might fix it. Did that this morning, updated and upgraded, and it seems to be something in KDE both konqueror and kcmshell crash when starting print manager. I have filed a bug report because I replicate the crash each time I try to start it!
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Postby Guest » Mon Apr 18, 2005 3:55 pm

Try this article:

http://www.catb.org/~esr/writings/cups-horror.html

It is written by no less than the veteran Eric Reymonds!
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Read this

Postby sweet72 » Mon Apr 18, 2005 7:11 pm

Here's a short article for you to look at:

http://www.cups.org/articles.php?L230
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