Anybody else having trouble installing printers?

Jason Sauders jasauders at
Tue Nov 5 05:33:16 UTC 2013

Hello friends. I installed Ubuntu GNOME 13.10 on my desktop, along with the
next and staging PPAs. I'm fully up to date. I had problems installing both
of my network printers (Epson Workforce 435, which is actually via USB, and
HP Laserjet 2100n via ethernet on LAN) early on but I just ignored it as
13.10 was literally out of the gate. I had a short affair with another
distro that left me longing for Ubuntu GNOME, so I came back. I did a fresh
install and all of the updates and whatnot annnnd... still having this

What happens is, I click on the depressed-looking printer GUI and let it
scan for printers. It comes up with both. I click on the printer I want and
it says "installing", but a full second later it disappears and simply says
"Failed to add new printer."

Before I fired out a bug report I wanted to scan the grounds and see what
you guys are running into. Anybody running into this?

Side note - Both printers install and function 100% if added via CUPS web
interface @ localhost:631.

Thanks for your time and contributions!
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