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Old 12-25-2007, 10:51 PM   #1
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network printing suddenly broken


my ubuntu feisty laptop has recently lost the ability to find network printers. i cannot add/install printers from the System-Administration-Printing window (nothing is detected), and visiting localhost:631 in a browser returns error 404.

i can vnc on to the ubuntu dapper print server and print a test page, so i know the printer is working. if i boot into puppylinux 3.01, everything works. for some reason, feisty won't detect any network printers.

i have uninstalled and reinstalled cupsys , and disabled IPv6. the output of "lpstat -p" is: lpstat: No destinations added.

something happened during the last kernel update; i don't know. i've also tried booting into a 2-6-20-15 kernel to no avail.

any help or suggestions is appreciated. let me know what output i can post.



Last edited by steviebee; 12-25-2007 at 10:52 PM. Reason: removed redundant feisty reference
Old 12-26-2007, 10:07 AM   #2
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problem was solved by "complete" removal (incl. config files) and reinstallation of cupsys. thanks to all who took the time to help!!


cups, cupsys, dapper, feisty fawn, network, printing, ubuntu

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