Lost my gnome3/gdm boot-time window

Manish Jain bourne.identity at hotmail.com
Sun Apr 24 05:44:00 UTC 2016

On 23-Apr-16 20:29, Tijl Coosemans wrote:
> On Sat, 23 Apr 2016 19:40:28 +0530 Manish Jain <bourne.identity at hotmail.com> wrote:
>> On 04/23/16 18:03, Tijl Coosemans wrote:
>>> On Sat, 23 Apr 2016 17:47:33 +0530 Manish Jain <bourne.identity at hotmail.com> wrote:
>>>> On 04/20/16 14:52, Tijl Coosemans wrote:
>>>>> On Tue, 19 Apr 2016 18:42:01 +0530 Manish Jain <bourne.identity at hotmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>>> CUPS works nice for many years on my FreeBSD systems, actually CURRENT.
>>>>>>> Why you can't get it to do anything on your system? matthias
>>>>>> Thanks for responding. So my question becomes "Has anyne got HP DeskJet
>>>>>> 1112 to work with CUPS on a FreeBSD 10.2 amd64 box ?"
>>>>> You need to install print/hplip.  Then you can either use the graphical
>>>>> setup tool HP Device Manager, or the CUPS web interface at
>>>>> http://localhost:631/.  If you use the CUPS interface you need to select
>>>>> the printer model at some point.  Your printer will be listed as
>>>>> "HP Deskjet 1110 Series, hpcups 3.16.2".
>>>> This is what I get when I try to open up the cups web interface in my
>>>> browser even after installing apache24 :
>>>>> Chromium's connection attempt to*localhost*was rejected
>>>> What could I be missing here ? hplip package was installed, along with
>>>> all its dependencies.
>>>> This is what I get in dmesg :
>>>> ulpt0: <HP DeskJet 1110 series, class 0/0, rev 2.00/1.00, addr 6> on usbus2
>>>> ulpt0: using bi-directional mode
>>>> So the printer is being detected, just as you stated. A little bit more
>>>> help, and I could fire up my printout page. Perhaps something to do with
>>>> httpd.conf ? Or perhaps /usr/local/etc/cups/cupsd.conf ?
>>> Is the CUPS daemon actually running?  Add cupsd_enable="YES" to /etc/rc.conf
>>> and run 'service cupsd start'.  Also, CUPS uses its own http server so you
>>> don't need Apache.
>> Thanks for replying.
>> My /etc/rc.conf does have :
>> cupsd_enable="YES"
>> So I presume cupsd is getting started at boot time.
>> This is what I have in /usr/local/etc/cups/cupsd.conf :
> I suspect this is for an older version of CUPS.  Try renaming this file
> for now and copy cupsd.conf.sample (in the same directory) to cupsd.conf.
> Then restart cupsd using 'service cupsd restart'.  If that works you can
> enable printer sharing as documented here:
> https://www.cups.org/documentation.php/doc-2.1/sharing.html

Hi Tijl,

'pkg upgrade cups' has led to a loss of some of my gnome3 components and 
now the gdm boot-time window has disappeared, on account of which 
gnome-session is not starting. I would not like to reinstall the whole 
OS, so can you now please help me with fixing this ?

Would you like me to send you the results the list of all installed 
packages on my system, as returned by 'pkg info' ?

Thanks for your help.

Manish Jain

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