[cups.general] CUPS can't find printer (sort of)
cam at ellisonet.ca
Wed Jul 21 13:59:51 PDT 2004
* Steven P. Ulrick (ulrick2 at faith4miracle.org) wrote:
> Hello, Cam :)
> I guess that your experience was not exactly the same as mine. I had
> tried reinstalling the printer, and that worked fine. But in my case
> (that's a key here: in my case) I found out that I did not need to
> reinstall the printer, I only needed to restart CUPS. The printer was
> there in every configuration file that I looked at, it was just that
> nothing could see it. I don't know why "/etc/init.d/cups restart" was a
> completely successful workaround 100% of the time, I just know that it
> Also, let's say you are logged in, your system is running, and all
> appears well. Your printer is recognized, and you know that it is
> functional. Are you saying that your printer dissapears even if you
> don't logout and log back in?
The printer does not disappear. CUPS says that it cannot access
/dev/usb/lp0 (or whatever name it seems to take - at the moment the
URL is usb://HP/Laserjet%20HP1300, which I did not assign).
> Or without even switching runlevels?
I don't ever (well, rarely) switch runlevels.
> EVERYTIME I switched from runlevel 5 to runlevel 1 and back to runlevel
> 5 again, my printer dissappeared! Everytime I got full functionality
> back by restarting CUPS. (I need to add here that all the messages that
> everytime I tried this experiment, the message that came by relating to
> CUPS starting up, always said "OK") My printer never dissappeared if I
> was just logged in and never switched runlevels. I ask these questions
> of you, not to question your understanding of this problem, but so that
> someone else on this list who has FAR more knowledge of these things
> than I (that could be virtually everyone :)) might read this and it
> might help them see what the cause of this seemingly common problem is
Let us hope so. Not being able to modify, delete, or stop a printer
is annoying, to say the least.
Cam Ellison Ph.D. R.Psych. #01417
Cam Ellison & Associates Ltd.
RR 22 3446 Beach Avenue
Roberts Creek BC V0N 2W2
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