Printing Problem

Ric Moore wayward4now at
Thu Oct 2 05:32:16 BST 2008

On Wed, 2008-10-01 at 20:37 -0700, Pastor JW wrote:
> On Wednesday 01 October 2008 7:45:27 pm tom bell wrote:
> > Just wondering here if you have used your browser to address CUPS via:
> > http://localhost:631
> Yes, I have but the laptop can not find the computer with the printer which is 
> on the same router as the laptop.  Neither can the other two wired desktops 
> for that matter.  

You have all the localnet machines listed in /etc/hosts ?? You should at
least be able to ping them all, to insure you have connectivity as your
first test of your network. That's the old school method, I have three
localnet machines and I do just that. Once everyone is happily pinging
each other, either by IP address and/or machine hostnames, you should be
good to go. If not, then you have merely a network problem. Just give
each machine a static IP address/hostname, and note those addresses in
your router config. It all should work. At that point CUPS should too.
Trouble shooting with a shotgun here. But, it works for me(tm), :) But,
if you have wireless machines, it gets stickier.  Ric

My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
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