CUPS won't work, nor other printing to xp shared printer
shane at hathawaymix.org
Fri Feb 2 01:24:47 MST 2007
Dr. Scott S. Jones wrote:
> I can't help but think that some item which apt-get upgraded has crippled my
> work machine. I open firefox and run 'localhost:631/' and it opens the main
> screen but refuses to add a new printer, or to show jobs. It just grinds
> apache 2 to a halt. I have not done anything with apache, but firefox seems
> to be getting progressively slower on this machine.
Edit /etc/cups/cupsd.conf, switching the LogLevel to 'debug'. (IMHO it
should be set this way for all but high traffic printers.) Restart
cups, then watch /var/log/cups/error_log as you try to print. It will
probably give you some good hints.
OTOH you may have a more general problem. Use 'dmesg' to watch for
Another possibility is that you're depending on a flaky DNS server,
which can cause all sorts of network-related badness. A quick test is
to run your applications while the network interface is disabled
(ifconfig eth0 down|up). With the interface disabled, DNS queries fail
immediately rather than wait, and the system may become responsive again.
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