CUPS Printer Support Not Working...

Joseph ubuntu at
Fri Sep 25 20:38:25 UTC 2009

Andrew Farris wrote:
> On Fri, 2009-09-25 at 06:28 -0500, Joseph wrote:
> [snip]
>> This morning, I needed to make a photocopy, so I did it on this 
>> printer/scanner.  I put in my original, and I heard it scan...   then 
>> out came what I wanted to print from the computer the other day, and 
>> THEN my new scan/copy came out.
>> What would cause the this machine to [apparently] lock up this way???  
>> ....Then suddenly, when I choose to do something unrelated, it decides 
>> to work...?  Why?
> the document you tried to print the other day was probably still sitting
> in the print que... it's possible that the act of the scanner firing up
> brought up CUPS which then processed your print que.
> does CUPS appear to be operating now, or did it go away again? I'd try
> to offer more advice, but I just haven't had any problems like this with
> printing to be able to give advice

Andrew, I've printed out some things today, and even run Xsane, and it's 

Apparently your thought that it stuck in que was it.  Now, to figure out 
how to keep it from getting stuck up in que.  <grin><


Joseph Snurr
Cotter, AR.

"Age mellows some people; others it makes rotten." - Heard in Arkansas
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