[kde-linux] printer installation - cups error message

Beso givemesugarr at gmail.com
Sun Sep 14 10:18:06 UTC 2008

2008/9/13 sf2rio <sf2rio at yahoo.com>:
> Hi folks,
> I have KDE 3.5 and I've just bought a new printer. It's the first time that I'm connecting a printer to this computer.
> When I open the print manager, I receive this error message:
> 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: localhost: read failed (14).
> The printer is an Epson Stylus T23.
> I went to the CUPS site and downloaded "cups-1.4svn-r7893-source.tar.gz" but when I tried to install it, I received a failure message that said the destination file was missing.
> I haven't found anything in the manual to address this. How do I check my CUPS server?
> Thank you for your time!
> Sadakne
> Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

have you started the cupsd daemon?! try doing a /etc/init.d/cups (then
complete it with the tab key) status. if it shows it is started then
the problem is somewhere else. from what you're telling the problem is
either the cups daemon not being started or it not being installed.

dott. ing. beso

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