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Old 22nd March 2012, 02:25 AM
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sorry printer service not available!

I was looking for a way to get my home printer working when I searched through yum I found Common-unix-printing-system so I installed it. now when I go to printer settings I get the following error http://www.flickr.com/photos/7637618...in/photostream. please help I could eaily print from the network school printer before.
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Old 22nd March 2012, 02:44 AM
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Re: sorry printer service not available!

What happens when you click on the "Unlock" button?

Open a browser and navigate to localhost:631. If CUPS is installed properly, you should see CUPS page and you should be able to do many administration tasks from here. Hope this helps.
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Old 22nd March 2012, 02:54 AM
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Re: sorry printer service not available!

CUPS won't do anything for you if the cups service isn't running.
If you're on F15 or 16, then:
Code:
# systemctl enable cups.service
# systemctl start cups.service
For F14 or earlier...
Code:
# chkconfig --level 345 cups on
# service cups start
And generally any printer configuration needs to be run as the root user.

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Old 22nd March 2012, 03:02 AM
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Re: sorry printer service not available!

Quote:
Originally Posted by nonamedotc View Post
What happens when you click on the "Unlock" button?

Open a browser and navigate to localhost:631. If CUPS is installed properly, you should see CUPS page and you should be able to do many administration tasks from here. Hope this helps.
No it does not work. connection to localhost fails and clicking the unlock button and entering my password does nothing.

---------- Post added at 02:02 AM ---------- Previous post was at 01:55 AM ----------

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Originally Posted by PabloTwo View Post
CUPS won't do anything for you if the cups service isn't running.
If you're on F15 or 16, then:
Code:
# systemctl enable cups.service
# systemctl start cups.service
For F14 or earlier...
Code:
# chkconfig --level 345 cups on
# service cups start
And generally any printer configuration needs to be run as the root user.
Okay thanks but it does not work I get the following errors

Caleb@Caleb ~$ su
Password:
[root@Caleb Caleb]# systemctl enable cups.service
Failed to issue method call: No such file or directory
[root@Caleb Caleb]# systemctl start cups.service
Failed to issue method call: Unit cups.service failed to load: No such file or directory. See system logs and 'systemctl status cups.service' for details.
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Old 22nd March 2012, 03:06 AM
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Re: sorry printer service not available!

And what does this say?
Code:
rpm -q cups
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Old 22nd March 2012, 03:14 AM
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Re: sorry printer service not available!

Wow you guys are smart
I tried su yum reinstall cups then restarted and it worked. I must of done somthing to mess up cups earlier. But thanks again guys I wouldn't have known cups was necessary if you hadn't told me, I'm so glad fedora has such a nice caring community of nerds to help noobs like me XD.
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Old 22nd March 2012, 03:15 AM
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Re: sorry printer service not available!

It happens! If you problem is resolved, would you please mark the thread solved. Cheers.
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