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Old 07-19-2015, 01:32 PM   #1
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PCLinuxOS Printing


My laptop worked fine for a while then all of a sudden I could not print. Searching the PCLinuxOS Control Center I see that CUPS is no longer shown with the Epson printer. I lost CUPS. How can I get it back??
 
Old 07-19-2015, 06:59 PM   #2
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Welcome to LQ.

The "packages" <task-printing->' are supposed to take care of installing all the required packages.

Please check in `Synaptic' : Search for task-pr
... to watch if also task-printing-epson is installed.
The dependencies, cups etc. are :
All <cups-drivers->, cups, cups-common, libcups2,
all <foomatic->, gutenprint-cups, libgutenprint2,
postscript-ppds, system-config-printer-udev, printer-utils,
system-config-printer, printer-filters, printer-tools,
printer-testpages, system-config-printer.


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Old 07-19-2015, 11:24 PM   #3
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Thanks for your quick reply.

I am a novice with Synaptic also. I looked there for all your listed packages and they seem to be mostly there.

I still do not have CUPS on the PCLinuxOS Control Center. What else do you recommend??

I will go over all the packages you listed again tomorrow.

Jim
 
Old 07-20-2015, 04:34 AM   #4
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? Which Epson printer is it about ?


About 'PCLinuxOS Control Center' ( /usr/sbin/drakconf ) :
No cups text may appear. Most printers will be picked up automatically.
? May be you did some update, and the driver setup changed ?

... Easier to discuss, when we know your printer version.

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Old 07-20-2015, 08:22 AM   #5
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When you go into the PCLinux Control Center, select Hardware then configure printer, does your printer not show any longer? You could select the Add tab to add the printer and follow the steps.
 
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I have an Epson Stylus NX430 wireless printer. I have two laptops... one shows CUPS and Epson in the PCLinuxOS Control Center and prints okay...the other laptop only shows Epson and does not print. It used to show CUPS and Epson and printed okay so I must have done something to delete the CUPS.
 
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Or there's something going on with the control centre! You can access CUPS, if it's there, from your browser with the url
http://127.0.0.1:631
 
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I've been using PCLinuxOS for years and going in to the PC Control Center, hardware, printer it shows the name of the HP printer. I've never seen CUPS there although I can easily access it through the 631 port. I don't know why you would need to see both Epson and CUPS under printers. Not knowing what you might have done it's hard to guess. So what exactly happens when you try to print say a test page on the machine that fails to print? Do you see any messages, warnings?
 
Old 07-20-2015, 02:29 PM   #9
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On the Toshiba laptop (that is fairly new and does not print) nothing happens when I try to print. Just shows the printing is pending .I did take the laptop and printer into a repair shop to have them check it out. They got the printer to work and did not tell me how they did it. Said it worked okay and that I did not know enough about using PCLinuxOS so I got on here to find someone like you who could help.

Having two laptops using PCLinuxOS I wonder if there is a way to check them both and see if there are any differences in the Control Centers.

Also I read that the Hardware should read both Epson and CUPS. You say it is not necessary to have both listed.

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Also I read that the Hardware should read both Epson and CUPS. You say it is not necessary to have both listed.
On my PCLinuxOS, when I open the Control Center, go to hardware and select configure printer all it shows is my HP printer. No reference to CUPS but I do have CUPS installed and can navigate through it and administer printers that way if I choose.

One thing you could try is in the Control Center, hardware, configure printer click on the Help tab at the top and select troubleshoot and see if you can do anything there. You could try testing from a terminal, use a small text file or create one with just a line or two so as not to waste ink and use lpr to print. For a file named in your user /home directory, navigate there in a terminal and type: lpr test, hit the Enter key and see if you get any output.

I'll ask the obvious, you have verified the printer is plugged in and turned on and attached to the laptop when you try to print?
 
Old 07-20-2015, 09:48 PM   #11
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Yes, the printer is plugged in, it is wireless and so is attached to the computer. The printer works with the other laptop okay.

I spent some time this afternoon searching through all packages you mentioned previous on Synaptic and found a CUPS package that let me read the CUPS and Epson names on the control center. Still no printer but am gaining progress.

Jim
 
  


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