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Old 07-04-2005, 02:26 PM   #1
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Printer just stopped working?

What would cause this in Linux? I had set it up and it was working fine about a month ago, but it wouldnt print through some programs. All of a sudden it wont print at all.
I have foomatic and the samsung driver installed and it was working.

Nevermind, I hooked it up to my windows system and it works. Linux is just no good for some things and much to complicated to spend time on.

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Old 07-04-2005, 03:07 PM   #2
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Under Linux, things don't tend to just stop working... it is almost certainly due to your either a) installing a conflicting program, or b) partially upgrading your system such that some of your config files have been overwritten or returned to their default values.

Considering that you don't indicate which distribution you are using, it is hard to give much more in the way of advice; beyond simply reinstalling your printing system (eg. in Debian: apt-get install cupsys foomatic*).

Regarding complexity, well, that is simply a matter of opinion... Stephenson has covered this quite well in




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