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Re: can't access cups

Jack Byers     byersj hotmail com

On Saturday 01 January 2005 19:21, Jack Byers wrote:

  isnt this last pair of results  inconsistent?
     --the starting cupsd   says Ok
     --but the status msg says cupsd is stopped

reply from Stuart:

yes, so something is wrong with your cups configuration.
1) try restarting cups, in another window run
tail -f /var/log/messages /var/log/cups/error_log
what do you see?

2) have you tried to share this printer using the redhat-config-printer gui?
- I've seen this add spurious ListenAddress lines to the /etc/cups/cupsd.conf
file in the past, which can prevent startup.

3) post a copy of your /etc/cups/cupsd.conf file here so we can look...


Thanks much to Stuart,  cups is back !
i had  two additional  'Listen' lines in my  cupsd.conf
evidently these were worse than superfluous, bc the error msg said address already inuse

[root corni cups]# tail -f /var/log/messages /var/log/cups/error_log
==> /var/log/messages <==
D [02/Jan/2005:11:08:09 -0800] StartListening: NumListeners=3
D [02/Jan/2005:11:08:09 -0800] StartListening: address=7f000001 port=631
D [02/Jan/2005:11:08:09 -0800] StartListening: address=c0a80207 port=631
D [02/Jan/2005:11:08:09 -0800] StartListening: address=00000000 port=631
E [02/Jan/2005:11:08:09 -0800] StartListening: Unable to bind socket - Address already in use.

just why i added those two Listen lines, i don't really know except trying to follow the

now with those lines commented out, i can again get browser access via port 631

and now
[root corni root]# /etc/init.d/cups status
cupsd (pid 1806) is running...
[root corni root]#

now i can  get back to the configure job....

that  diagnostic line re  'error_log'  as per Stuart proved really helpful
led me right to the source of my trouble

thanks again

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