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Old 11-23-2003, 12:49 PM   #1
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My printer stopped working and cups...

Cups mysteriously got disabled in services, I enabled it and I cannot print at all, nothing happens with a test print or in a program. I dont get an error or anything it just sits there. any suggestions?
Yes the printer is on and works under windows. It was working under linux about a month ago i just had no reason to use it.
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"any suggestions?"

Just a wild guess which may or may not work. Take a look at /var/spool/cups and see if you have something stuck on the print spool. If so delete it and see if that clears the problem.

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Old 11-23-2003, 06:39 PM   #3
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No, theres nothing there but i did just find out that my printer is not in the gnome print manager anymore and when i try to add it or a que it dosnt see my printer. It was working before. This reminds me of windows, LOL.
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try restarting cups.

*if it is a usb printer, try powering it down and back up.


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