[sf-lug] lpadmin --> forbidden

Jesse Zbikowski embeddedlinuxguy at gmail.com
Mon Oct 27 16:49:22 PDT 2008

On Sun, Oct 26, 2008 at 2:56 PM, Alex Kleider <a_kleider at yahoo.com> wrote:
> giving http://localhost:631 to firefox just caused it to sit there and go nowhere which suggests that there may be a more fundamental underlying problem in the cups system.

OK this sounds like a clue that CUPS is not running.  Please try

/etc/init.d/cupsys start

Then attempt http://localhost:631 again.

> This machine has another problem: after every boot it must be given
> sudo ifup eth0
> to get networking going

Maybe cupsys doesn't start because there is no network when its init
script runs.  You should be able to verify that cups is listening to
port 631 with netstat:

# netstat -nlp |grep 631
tcp        0      0 *
LISTEN      7407/cupsd

You might try editing /etc/network/interfaces and add eth0 to the
auto-up list.  E.g. change
auto lo
auto lo eth0

man 5 interfaces

> so my plan is to start over and reformat the drive with the new version of
> ubuntu as soon as it comes out Thursday. In other words: solving this problem isn't critical but it does interest me to find out what is happening.

Fixing Ubuntu: more fun than solving Sudoku...

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