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Re: [vox-tech] Printing under KDE
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Re: [vox-tech] Printing under KDE

No, localhost:631 is not there. I know it has been there and working because we used cups to print a document the other night. How do I install it? Probably trashed something trying to get the network to run.

What is the relationship between CUPS and printcap file which I do not seem to have. Don't I need that?

BTW: Response, Not my idea, the installfest guys were trying to solve a network problem which remains. Are you any good at debugging why two nic cards do not seem to work together on a machine?

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks Dick

At 01:14 PM 6/3/2004, Jonathan Stickel wrote:
Make sure cupsd is running (in KDE, you can run ksysguard to see a list of running processes). Then try using the html cups interface; in the location bar of a browser enter: localhost:631. Add and configure printers from there. I don't fully trust other printer setup utilities yet.

BTW: running a knoppix installation on the harddrive is unconventional. It is great way to experience much of Linux without too much initial effort. However, you may find it quite difficult to change the default configuration and to fix problems that do occur.


Richard Ely wrote:
I have been using Knoppix KDE 2.6 installation and learning slowly. At an installfest I had the printer working perfectly.
I do not seem to be able to set up any printers. Whenever I run the KDE printer set-up utility, it tells me
"Connection to CUPS server failed" Unable to retrieve the printer list" .
To debug I looked for a Printcap file. Doesn't exist. I am sure.
I find a "printcap.cups" file, but is nearly empty - only some notes on faxing...
What can I do?
Shouldn't I have a Printcap file so when I am printing from x-term I can print?
Many Thanks
Dick Ely
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