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keratos 11-08-2007 02:37 PM

usb printer not recognised.
I used to have print capability untill I installed xubuntu ("mirated" from PClinux)

Nothing has changed except the O/S

When I plug the usb printer in, and go into xubuntu Start->Settings->Printing and add a printer - or rather try to - nothing on the USB port appears. The printer is not recognised. Not even there.

Im not sure where to start debugging.

lsusb gives:


Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000 
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000 
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000 
Bus 003 Device 004: ID 09da:002b A4 Tech Co., Ltd
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000

Ideas folks please ??

jschiwal 11-08-2007 02:42 PM

You could start by indicating what printer you have.

keratos 11-08-2007 03:38 PM

I did not consider that it was relevant yet due to the fact that the USB system is not even detecting a printer.

Anyway, EPSON PHOTO R800

Strange, because as I mentioned earlier, PClinux worked fine. I have not moved any cables or hardware inside or outside the box. Everything is the same, except the O/S.


keratos 11-08-2007 03:54 PM



The PC had last been in hibernate and brought out via a power-on.

I rebooted cold.

Now it works. For some reason the USB system had died.

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