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I havent been able to print with cups (or anything). I have the correct printer driver set up for the correct port that the printer is sitting on. When I ...
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    CUPS and printing.


    I havent been able to print with cups (or anything). I have the correct printer driver set up for the correct port that the printer is sitting on. When I print a test page in cups, it says it printed successfully but i get nothing. The cups error log gives me this: PID 13111 stopped with status 1! I have no idea what is going on here, any help please?
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    Hi, Wesley - in order to help, we'll likely need more info, such as:

    What distro are you using?
    What printer are you using?
    What driver are you using?

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    Slackware, HP DeskJet 940c, and same driver, I believe from the HPIJS package.
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    According to Linuxprinting.org your printer should work perfectly with Linux:

    http://www.linuxprinting.org/show_pr...P-DeskJet_940C

    Did you setup the print driver using the default CUPS method?

    In your web browser, enter this in the location bar:

    localhost:631

    This will give you the CUPS menu to add the printer. It will ask you to log in as root in order to make any changes. Once done, you'll get another chance to test the printer.

    Let us know...

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    This is what I did earlier that didnt work. Nothing. Unbelieveable, isnt it? I've had it working on other installs, but dont remember doing anything special. Is there any way to check the device /dev/lp0 to make sure that is where it is?
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    Here's a printer troubleshooting article that might help determine the problem:

    http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/...oting_printers

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    Havent gotten yet. Actually I found that the printer works on neither parallel nor usb. If that narrows it down any.
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