[clug] Re: Printer Woes

Pilcher, Fred Fred.Pilcher at act.gov.au
Tue Jul 22 01:23:57 GMT 2008

Thanks Rod!

I'm still working through some other problems on this machine -
particularly with the mic not working under Skype, a problem that's been

I'm going to blow Hardy away and install Gutsy tonight. The more I see
of Hardy the more it seems to be a step backwards.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: linux-bounces+fred.pilcher=act.gov.au at lists.samba.org 
> [mailto:linux-bounces+fred.pilcher=act.gov.au at lists.samba.org]
>  On Behalf Of Rodney Peters
> Sent: Tuesday, 22 July 2008 10:12 AM
> To: linux at lists.samba.org
> Subject: [clug] Re: Printer Woes
> On Monday 21 July 2008 22:00:24 linux-request at lists.samba.org wrote:
> > [clug] Printer woes
> >  From: "Pilcher, Fred" <Fred.Pilcher at act.gov.au>
> >  To: "CLUG List" <linux at lists.samba.org>
> >
> > I downloaded and installed a driver for a Canon LBP3000 for 
> a friend 
> > (Kubuntu Hardy). All went well - the printer was visible and all 
> > settings were available, but it wouldn't print. Then I rebooted the 
> > computer and, as it polled the USB ports, the printer ejected a 
> > perfect test page that I'd sent it. Still no luck trying to 
> print normally.
> >
> > Clearly the pages are getting to the printer, but it's not ejecting 
> > completed pages.
> >
> > Does anyone have any sage advice?
> >
> One aspect to be aware of is that USB printers apparently 
> need to be powered up and plugged in at time of 
> configuration, for the settings to be activated.  
> That might explain why the test page prints after reboot.
> As far as "Hardy" is concerned,  I am not an Ubuntu user, but 
> I've heard the generic comment that is that its USB Printer 
> woes are well reported in various forums.  Apparently no  
> solution as of last Thursday .
> Similar thing happened, for all printers, with OpenSUSE at a 
> time they were implementing a different permissions regime 
> for the printer.  Basically:
> 	setup is done with root permissions and the inbuilt 
> test page gets to the printer (eventually ?)
> 	user did not initially get permission to the printer 
> and nothing happened with any user generated jobs.
> Solution with OpenSUSE (then - no longer required) was to run 
> lppasswd and set non-root permission to the printer.  You 
> might need to check the printer documentation for Hardy on  
> this aspect.
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Fred
> Rod
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