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Alrighty. Hello all. As of right now, I don't seem to have a working printer. I have emerged CUPS, and when I go to the KDE Printing Manager, I see ...
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    Setting Up Printer *SOLVED*


    Alrighty. Hello all.

    As of right now, I don't seem to have a working printer. I have emerged CUPS, and when I go to the KDE Printing Manager, I see a bunch of special printers (such as PDF, Postscript, etc.), but no actual printer.

    The setting is on:

    Generic UNIX LPD Print System (default)

    The option to "Add Printer/Class" is greyed out and I cannot do anything.

    When I try to switch to CUPS, I get this error:

    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.

    Does anyone know how to fix this?

    Thanks.

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    Hmm, have you settup CUPS? YOu can do this by typing
    Code:
    lacalhost:631
    in a browser.

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    I assume you meant localhost, dylunio?

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    "localhost:631" tells me:

    The connection was refused when attempting to contact localhost:631.
    "lacalhost:631" takes me to a webpage with a lot of unsupported unicode characters and a picture of a cell phone.

    :P.

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    Oh... I thought it was a typo.

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    I think it was. But either way, neither works.

    Is there anything else I can try?

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    Problem Fixed. If anyone has this problem after me:

    http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/printing-howto.xml

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