Location of Printer
Dave M G
martin at autotelic.com
Fri Mar 31 02:09:48 UTC 2006
I have a Canon Pixus ip3100 printer, for which Canon provides Linux
drivers for. It connects by USB.
Recently I upgraded my computer. Both my old and my new computer use
Ubuntu, so I thought the settings transition would be easy. The Canon
worked fine on my old computer.
Just as I did on the last computer, I used CUPS to install the printer
on the new one. Everything goes according to plan, but when I print a
test page, nothing happens. It immediately shows the job as being complete:
Test Page guest 18k Unknown completed at Fri Mar 31
... but no pages get printed. The printer doesn't even make any noise to
indicate it's receiving any signal of any kind.
Ubuntu/CUPS does seem to think there is a printer there. If I don't have
the printer plugged in or turned on when I install it, I get no options
to select a USB printer. But when plugged in, I can select the following:
All indications are that CUPS knows the make, model, and configuration
of the printer. It just won't actually print. Which is, of course,
rather essential to using a printer.
Is there anything else I can do to probe the conditions of my printer,
or modify settings to see what the problem is?
Any advice would be much appreciated.
Dave M G
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