Location of Printer

Dave M G martin at autotelic.com
Fri Mar 31 02:09:48 UTC 2006

Ubuntu Users,

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 
11:04:24 2006
... 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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