Printing does not work in 8.04

Conrad Knauer atheoi at
Tue Apr 29 09:19:35 UTC 2008

On Mon, Apr 28, 2008 at 8:30 AM, Milosz Derezynski
<internalerror at> wrote:

> on the Live CD the printer was basically immediately usable.
> I've been running this system as Gutsy before, and updated to Hardy in a
> very early phase (4 Months before the release i think), could some gradual
> updates caused a misconfiguration of the system?

That is entirely possible; consider how libflashsupport became a major
headache for "early Hardy adopters"
mostly because "libflashsupport would not automatically be removed by
update-manager when it was changed from a dependent package to a
recommended package during the Hardy development cycle."

The best word to describe such things is "cruft"

> If yes, what in particular
> could i check for? (I've already tried uninstalling everything cups,
> manually deleting all directories belonging to it and then reinstalling, to
> no avail.)

Question: if you create a new user and log in as them, can you print?
(do you have a ~/.cups directory?)
Did you try deleting (or renaming) /var/cache/cups ?

Just some ideas...


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