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Tue Nov 8 00:23:50 CST 2005
I have a problem when trying to print to my Epson C66 in Breezy. The printer,
with a USB connection, was installed and worked fine until something, possibly
the printer running out of paper, brought this brief period of success to
I have both Gnome and KDE desktops running and I am most familiar with KDE.
Under Gnome the Print Manager shows the printer as 'paused' but there seems to
be no way to resume printing. Am I missing some functionality from this
Under KDE the Print Manager gives me the chance to enter 'Admin mode' and I
can see a red border, presumably telling me I have entered the correct
password. On the 'Printer' menu > 'Start/Stop Printer' I can select 'Start
printer' but this doesn't seem to do anything - in fact, if I go back his
menu I only have the option to 'Start printer' which suggests the printer
hasn't started otherwise I would be able to 'Stop Printer'.
Continuing with the KDE Print Manager, if I then select 'Print Server' >
'Restart Server' I get an error message:-
Unable to restart print server. Error message received from manager:
Unable to find a running CUPS server
I have done nothing, to my knowledge, to stop CUPS running. Has it really
stopped? I think it is still running because:-
spudulike at ubuntu:~$ ps aux | grep cups
lp 20263 0.0 0.7 7764 3772 ? SNs 07:35
0:02 /usr/sbin/cupsd -F
Now, in my Suse days, I would localhost:631 and play with the server from
there. I am denied this option, which seems to be the final one to me, in
I have gone to the effort of adding a new entry for the same printer. This
has not helped as it immediately gone into 'Paused printing' mode, like the
So, clues please as the what to do next?
I had posted this to the ubuntu-users list yesterday but my appeals for help
have gone unanswered. I hope that posting again to a quieter list may grasp
some attention before I admit defeat and go back to Suse.
Colin at Spudulike.me.uk
A:Because it's wrong!
> Q: Why shouldn't I top post?
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