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Old 03-24-2010, 09:24 PM   #1
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Printer is not being detected, though it's hooked up...


Hey guys, I'm running Mandriva 2010, and I'm trying to get my Brother HL-2140 laser printer to work under CUPS, but the printer isn't being detected, and CUPS wants a device URI that I don't know how to obtain. I've verified that the printer is hooked up and powered on. Does anyone know how I can obtain the device URI or how I can get the printer to be detected? Thanks . PS: The connection is made through USB.
 
Old 03-25-2010, 05:31 AM   #2
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Hi, type in a shell terminal, like konsole or xterm,

lsusb

Your printer should be listed there.

the URI is the address of the device, it maybe something like this. (no printer, sorry, but an example anyway)

Code:
glenn@GamesBox:~$ lsusb
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 002: ID 0582:00e7 Roland Corp.
Bus 004 Device 003: ID 12d1:1003 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. E220 HSDPA Modem / E270 HSDPA/HSUPA Modem
Bus 004 Device 004: ID 046d:092f Logitech, Inc. QuickCam Express Plus
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 0aec:3260 Neodio Technologies Corp. 7-in-1 Card Reader
Bus 003 Device 003: ID 046d:c215 Logitech, Inc. Extreme 3D Pro
glenn@GamesBox:~$
for this usb device, Bus 004 Device 004: ID 046d:092f Logitech, Inc. QuickCam Express Plus

Bus 004 = /dev/bus/usb/004 (USB controller 4), Device 004 = port 4, so the URI would look like...

/dev/bus/usb/004/004

The ID 046d:092f, (using pciids, look this up on the web if interested)

046d = Logitech, Inc. and
092f = QuickCam Express Plus

Hope this helps you, regards Glenn

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Old 03-26-2010, 05:01 PM   #3
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got it, thanks
 
  


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