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    Trying to get printer working in KDE, Need help.

    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.

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    Lightbulb

    I see this post is over a month old, but if you didn't get it figured out yet, try the following...

    Which BSD / version is this? If a 6.0 or above version of FreeBSD, keep reading. If anything else, you can ignore my post because it will not apply to you.

    1st step =====================================

    Did you start cupsd already? You can confirm using
    Code:
    ps ax | grep cupsd
    If not, start it by adding cupsd_enable="YES" to /etc/rc.conf. And then run
    Code:
    /usr/local/etc/rc.d/cupsd.sh start
    The next time you boot your system cupsd will start automatically.

    If so, then check the next step...

    2nd step =====================================

    Are you using ipfw (or other packet filtering firewall)? If so, make sure you add a rule for your loopback device like
    Code:
    allow ip from any to any via lo0
    Same goes for tcp_wrappers if you're using it. On to the last step for your problem...

    3rd step =====================================

    Does the KDE printer admin tool work now? If not, then instead use the cupsd web tool - http://localhost:631. As of some recent improvements to the cupsd software, the web tool is now pretty good.

    Good luck.

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    Hi, I just got back and reinstalled PC-BSD it runs off of fbsd 6, I can't seem to get this printer going, Print manager gets the driver Epson and when I go to test it breaks.

    I've been trying all sort of commands and for nort, check it out,
    pcbsd-124# /usr/local/etc/rc.d/cupsd start
    cupsd already running? (pid=737).
    pcbsd-124# allow ip from any to any via lo0
    allow: Command not found.
    pcbsd-124# /usr/local/etc/rc.d/cupsd.sh start
    /usr/local/etc/rc.d/cupsd.sh: Command not found.
    pcbsd-124#

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    Looks like cupsd is running:
    cupsd already running? (pid=737)
    Did you try configuring your printer using the cups web tool? What do you mean by "it breaks"?

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