[olug] Printing issues and connecting for updates at openSuSE
Thomas D. Williamson
twilliam at inebraska.com
Wed Dec 19 02:05:12 UTC 2012
I decided to move to KDE with a new installation of openSuSE 12.2,
everything seems to have gone fine. So when I set up my printer,
through a server, I tried to do it like my other SuSE Linux
boxes/laptops. I could not get it to recognize it through ldp like the
others, but it did find it with an App Socket, and Yast told me it was
communicating with the printer. Only no test pages would print, I can
ping the print server, but when I looked at the error message it said:
"Unable to write print data Broken pipe."
I looked through the CUPS error log and there was a regular appearing
line: "Unable to connect to @LOCAL on port 631."
I checked the CUPS config file through the web interface, and it does
have the line to open port 631.
Now the print server does use port 515 and I set the port at the IP
address, 192.168.2.254:515 in Yast.
I am not sure what to do to get the 631 port open to allow the print
to get through.
Another issue I have run into is that when there is a update that
looks to the openSuSE site, the whole thing times out and fails. I
tried to go to the site and get it downloaded directly, but it did not
seem to complete the download. When I tried to use what I downloaded
the installer gave me a error message, that it was not a file the
installer could use. This happened with the CUPS update file and the
glibc update file. There are some other updates that were pushed
today, and only those that did not look at the openSuSE site were able
I tried to download the source for CUPS and then build the rpm to see
if that would fix my problems, but there were files not installed, and
when I tried to get those to do that one was a glibc, which failed to
Any ideas or suggestions on either of these issues?
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