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Old 10-30-2006, 04:41 PM   #1
Registered: Jun 2006
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Question My printer stopped printing

I am running a stand alone pc with a usb Epson Stylus CX6600 printer running Fedora 5. For reasons I can not fathom the printer stopped printing from OOo writer.

When I look at the queue using the gnome gui I see the queue but I do not see any jobs queued up. (Actually I'm not sure if they would show up here, but if not I don't know where to look) I checked and cups is running.

I tried rebooting, I tried deleteing and reinsttalling the queue. When I reinstall the queue it prints a test page OK. If I look at the printer screen it says it is printing, but nothing prints. I also tried printing from FireFox, but nothing prints.

Can't be hardware since it prints a test page OK. Can't be OOo since FireFox wont print either.

It was working so I must have changed something but I can not think what.

Thanks in advance for any help.
Old 10-31-2006, 12:16 PM   #2
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it's working again, why?

Well, my printer has started working again. The problem is I have no idea why. As far as I can tell I didn't do anything differently, I shut my system down last night, as I do every night, then this am I rebooted and fired up OOo, tried it again, and to my surprise it worked. I printed several things that had been backing up, no problem.

I don't believe in magic, but I can't think of any rational reason for this to happen. My best guess is an intermittent bug in cups, but even that doesn't make a lot of sense since I did print a test page.

If anyone has any idea I would love to hear from you.


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