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Old 11-08-2007, 01:37 PM   #1
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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:

Code:
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 ??
 
Old 11-08-2007, 01:42 PM   #2
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You could start by indicating what printer you have.
 
Old 11-08-2007, 02:38 PM   #3
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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.

Wierd.
 
Old 11-08-2007, 02:54 PM   #4
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EDIT:

fixed.

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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