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Old 05-11-2016, 09:18 AM   #1
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Angry Kali Installed Epson WiFi Printer, upon reboot, no printer found!

Hey Everyone, last night I installed drivers and configured my wifi printer and it was running perfectly. This morning I turned the laptop on, in both root and not root user there are no available printers. Listed below are the steps i took to get the printer installed...
#apt-get install cups
#service cups start
#service apache2 start
In Iceweasel, i opened and typed in my credentials and found my printer model, but the drivers were not listed so i just chose the general drivers for that moment.
Back in the terminal..
#apt-get install printer-driver-escpr
This got the correct drivers for the Epson and i went back into cups website and chose those drivers and updated the settings. The printer worked perfectly. Now, this morning, I have no printers in either root or my other user, any ideas on what could have happened? EEEEEESH
Old 05-11-2016, 09:34 AM   #2
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Never mind, i had to start cups and the printer was there. Is there anyway to edit the cups files to start upon bootup?
Old 05-11-2016, 06:51 PM   #3
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I think for Kali Linux this post here would probably help you...

Let us know if you can get it figured out.


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