[kwlug-disc] printers ... wtf?

Paul Nijjar paul_nijjar at yahoo.ca
Mon Jul 22 17:54:51 EDT 2013

Are there USB disconnects in dmesg?

Does CUPS even have logs you can look at?

I am sorry you have to print. Printers suck. (I can't even imagine how
much worse it is to troubleshoot CUPS for your 3d printer.)

- Paul

On Sun, Jul 21, 2013 at 10:59:47PM -0400, Chris Bruner wrote:
> I've never had so many problems getting a printer to work, from 8 bit on.
> I've gone through two different printers in the last week, so I'm
> thinking it's not a printer problem but a local one.
> Both printers are USB, and both are detected by the computer.
> I'm now on a Brother DCP-7060D, that I want to use for printing
> scanning etc.
> What I'm seeing is that the printer installs correctly, but when I
> try to print anything it nothing happens. (Printer doesn't even warm
> up).The print job appears in the cups queue and then goes away like
> it should.
> The scanner on the same machine will work, unless there has been
> something printed. (I think this is what is going on). In that case
> I get a "Error during device I/O" error.
> Anybody have any ideas of what could be going wrong, or how to
> diagnose this?

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