USB printers on Ubuntu 7.10
kassube at gmx.net
Thu Jun 26 06:21:40 UTC 2008
Brian Astill wrote:
> On Thursday 26 June 2008 14:21:58 you wrote:
> > go System -> Administration -> Printing
> Been there, done that, doesn't work.
> More specifically, the only option that might allow USB - Other -
> will not operate.
Did you also try the CUPS administration page at <http://localhost:631>?
Whan asked for credentials, use your own login name and password.
If you can't get to your USB port there as well, you could try first if
the communication works at all. Use the command
sudo modprobe usblp
and check if you then have a device "/dev/usblp0". If it is there, use
sudo su lp -c 'echo -en "\f" >/dev/usblp0'
to test the printer. This command should just eject one page of paper,
which is a good enough indication that the communication works.
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