Installing a printer

Linda haniganwork at
Sat Nov 22 00:07:32 UTC 2014

Message: 4 Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:13:51 -0500
  From: Scott Blair <scott.blair at>
To: "Ubuntu user technical support, not for general 
discussions" <ubuntu-users at>
Subject: Installing a printer Message-ID: 
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I can't get Ubuntu to see my printer. It is hooked up to my 
computer through a USB cable. In the past install it worked 
fine. But on this new install, when I go to system settings 
and click on printer I get a box that says: "Printing 
services not available. Start this service on this computer 
or connect to another server." The ADD button is shaded out. 
I checked and CUPS is installed. What am I missing?
-- Scott Blair

Did you try installing it using CUPS  in your web browser ?
If you have your old Cups configuration files from a 
previous version copying them to
/etc/cups and restarting cups usually works

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