Getting down to the minutia of printing....

I have an HP color laserjet CM1312nfi. I would like to print to it through CUPS, just cuz. (I am open to other suggestions) It is network connected, networking is up (hey, even wireless is easy, nice).

Here is the error I get when I do:

root@bt:~# /etc/init.d/cups start
Starting Common Unix Printing System: cupsdcupsd: Child exited with status 1!
failed!

I am using a Dell Latitude D830 with an install on the hdd. Oddly, CUPS will start on this system when I run in Live mode.

Suggestions, thoughts, rants? Do I need to supply more info?