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Old 12-05-2004, 08:13 PM   #1
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Sarge newbie can't print

When I set up my USB printer, it LOOKED like it set it up right, but nothing actually prints. I installed cupsys.
Old 12-05-2004, 10:01 PM   #2
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install the cups-gimp-print drivers and it will solve your problem. Then just select the cups and gimp-print option for your printer. I have had to do this with numerous usb printers.

Old 12-06-2004, 02:29 AM   #3
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CUPS needs many packages to work and it's always hard to tell if you've actually got all the needed packages. My personal patent solution is do (as root) "aptitude -r install foomatic-bin". This will install the foomatic-bin package plus all depends and recommends, plus depends (and possibly recommends) for these depends and recommends. It's a complicated network of dependent and recommended packages, where foomatic-bin is the "One Package to rule them all, One Package to find them, One Package to bring them all and in the smoothly working CUPS printing system bind them".

If recommends the gimpprint driver for your printer, you can also install the cupsys-driver-gimpprint package.


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