Unable to print in Karmic
rrumberger at web.de
Tue Dec 1 02:53:48 GMT 2009
<top-posting since I'm not answering any specific parts of the OP>
Have you already seen:
Not a solution, but you may want to watch that report, as one may
crop up at any time.
Am Montag 30 November 2009 schrieb Mark Greenwood:
> I've discovered that since the update to Karmic my printer has
> stopped working.
> It's an Epson Sytlus Photo R1800. CUPS detects it, uses the
> correct Gutenprint driver, and I can configure it using the KDE
> Printers control panel exactly as I would expect.
> However any attempt to print to it produces nothing. After a very
> long delay I get an error in /var/log/cups/error_log something
> Unable to write 8192 bytes to printer.
> I've tried changing permissions in /var/spool/cups to 777, but
> even before I did that I could see files appearing in there so I
> don't think it's a permissions problem.
> The printer's LED flashes during the period when nothing is
> happening, so that would indicate the computer is sending data to
> the printer, but the test page I'm trying to print is 151K, so it
> must be doing it extremely slowly.
> Also it worked perfectly under the previous distro I was using on
> that PC (Mandriva 2009.1) so I think something in CUPS is very
> broken. Googling it I see quite a few people with the same issue
> on Karmic, but no solutions. Anybdy have any ideas?
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