Printing problems, Breezy and Epson C66

Colin Murphy lists at
Mon Nov 7 18:52:02 UTC 2005

I have a problem when trying to print to my Epson C66 in Breezy.  The printer, 
with a USB connection, was installed and work fine but something, possibly 
the printer running out of paper, has brought this brief period of success to 
an end.

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 
Gnome utility?

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?

Colin at

A:Because it's wrong!
> Q: Why shouldn't I top post?

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