[CS-FSLUG] Printer won't reset.

Fred A. Miller fmiller at lightlink.com
Wed Dec 19 21:06:37 CST 2012

On 12/19/2012 10:27 AM, davidm at hisfeet.net wrote:
> I've been asking for help on several forums and getting nowhere.  I
> 'upgraded' my OS from Mint 11 to Mint13. Now my printer won't reset.  That
> is, I can print one job, but when I go to the next one, in order to make
> it print, I have to manually unplug, and re-plug the USB connection at the
> computer that leads to the printer. Then (and only then) will it proceed
> tp print. Until then, the computer just holds the job,and the printer
> registers "ready".  This is an older laser printer (HP 4050) with a 25 pin
> connector using a USB adapter. But it worked fine on Mint 9 and Mint 11.
> Suggestions? Updated driver? Bash work-around? It's just inconvenient
> pluging and unplugging that USB.

My suggestion is to remove the printer def. in CUPS, then make sure all 
references in /etc/? are deleted. Then, configure the printer again 
using CUPS.


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