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Old 11-08-2018, 12:36 PM   #16
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I cannot edit posts in this forum, but maybe this will help: To preserve formatting place your code snippets inside [CODE]...[/CODE] tags. You may type those yourself or click the "#" button in the edit controls.

For example, simply typing [CODE]... your code or data here...[/CODE] will look like this to others:

Code:
... your code or data here...
... but will preserve indentation and other formatting. Simply remove the long +++====... line.

You can edit your own posts using the Edit button at the bottom of each post.

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Old 11-08-2018, 12:49 PM   #17
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Please post of the results of lsusb and sudo ls -l /dev/bus/usb/00X/00Y where X and y are the values that correspond to your printer in lsusb. This is to check if it isn't a permission problem.

For example:
Code:
Bus 002 Device 004: ID 04b8:0802 Seiko Epson Corp. Stylus CX3200
is /dev/bus/usb/002/004

Did this printer work before under Linux on this machine?
 
Old 11-08-2018, 01:49 PM   #18
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There's some sort of bug with my laser printer, even though CUPS & the driver are properly installed.

I sometimes have to switch the printer on just two or 3 seconds before selecting "print".
It seems that the printer goes into a deep slumber mode and won't respond.

My "fix" is to switch it off the printer and switch it on a few seconds before you want to print - at least for me.
 
Old 11-08-2018, 02:47 PM   #19
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Sorry - guess I didn't catch original intent but the message has been edited now. And the printer is still sitting idle.
I cannot seem to get it to react to anything sent it's way.
 
Old 11-08-2018, 03:19 PM   #20
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Is the printer actually working?
Does it do any self-diagnostics?
 
Old 11-08-2018, 04:40 PM   #21
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Hello TheDurk

Returning you your opening comments...
Quote:
The main one is that when I try to print from any source on my Epson WF-2540 printer nothing prints yet I get an on screen message saying that the printing is complete. I have installed the drivers supplied and gone to Epson's website to find any additional software for Linux but still cannot print.
That is symptomatic of an incorrect filter (driver) or similar issue at play.

Some steps you can take to help characterize this problem....

1. Open a terminal and run
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dmesg --folow
then attach your printer and observe/capture the output. Report back here and enclose within [code]....[/cod.] tags. The 'Post Reply' button brings up the advance forum editor with a '#' button that supplies the CODE tags for you.

2. Run the CUPS usb backend manually with the printer attached
Code:
/usr/lib/cups/backend/usb
Is the printer enumerated?

3. If that all checks out, you need to examine the CUPS error log for problems. First put CUPS logging into debug mode with
Code:
sudo cupsctl --debug-logging
then try printing a document or image.

Now examine /var/log/cups/error_log for filter errors etc. It's a lengthy log, so you'll want to focus on the timestamps (and/or job ID) pertaining to the last print job only. I suggest sharing the output with us by copying it to https://pastebin.com/ and posting the link that it provides here.

Last edited by ferrari; 11-08-2018 at 04:41 PM.
 
Old 11-30-2018, 10:12 AM   #22
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Yeah, I got it working!!!! I reinstalled it with a new name, keeping the initial install, then when printing and having a choice of printers to select, chose the latter and it worked fine. Then I deleted the initial install, tried again and all was working fine. Thanks so much for all the help. Now I need to learn more about Linux and especially the terminal line commands.
 
Old 11-30-2018, 02:23 PM   #23
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Good to read of your progress here. These issues usually result in some Linux learning.
 
  


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