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Old 10-18-2011, 05:01 PM   #1
Ralphc
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wireless printer not being detected.


Just upgraded to Ubuntu 11.1 running an HP netbook wirelessly with my home network. All works flawlessly except I can't detect my Canon MX860 wireless printer.

I don't know where to start.

i can print via usb to an HP printer but that's as far as it goes. Are there any terminal commands that can point me in the general area? Thanks
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Old 10-18-2011, 07:42 PM   #2
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Click on the 'System' option located on the upper left portion of the screen. Select the 'Administration' option and click on the 'Printing' category. Double click on the 'New printer' option to bring up the 'Add a Printer' page. If the device is not present in the list, click on the 'Forward' button. Under the 'Printer Driver' screen, locate the printer device from the list. Reboot the machine after completing this process. Finish the installation process by attempting a test print.

Hopefully that will work for you.
 
  


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