i have a samsung ML-1210 USB printer, and now am using FC2 (instead of RH9, which is more or less what i have had on this machine since RH9 came out). FC2 is great and is definitely as good as RH9 (which i found to be really solid) and definitely as good as SUSE or Slack for ease of use and configuration etc. but i have this one problem with the USB printer which i will now describe:
So, the printer is plugged in, it was autodetected and everything by the system and i have even used it to print (from epiphany browser i think) since i installed it. since then, the printer has been switched on and off a few times and i think kudzu has added/removed it from the hardware database or whatever a couple of times, as various people in the household use this computer and will just turn it on/off as they do. Now i can't get the printer working. i have gone through all the GUI printer things that come with FC2 and they all seem to find the USB device, and allow me to select the driver and everything but it won't print anything.
Here's what i got when i tried to print a CUPS test page just now:
i don't understand them, and none of them look too hazardous anyway. i didn't get any error message while trying to print, it just did nothing for a second and then gave me a dialogue box asking if the printout worked ok (which it didn't).Here are the messages that appeared in the error log:
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I [05/Nov/2004:14:45:51 +0000] Adding start banner page "none" to job 8. I [05/Nov/2004:14:45:51 +0000] Adding end banner page "none" to job 8. I [05/Nov/2004:14:45:51 +0000] Job 8 queued on 'printer' by 'root'. I [05/Nov/2004:14:45:51 +0000] Started filter /usr/lib/cups/filter/pstops (PID 2692) for job 8. I [05/Nov/2004:14:45:51 +0000] Started filter /usr/lib/cups/filter/foomatic-rip (PID 2693) for job 8. I [05/Nov/2004:14:45:51 +0000] Started backend /usr/lib/cups/backend/parallel (PID 2694) for job 8.
so clearly it's some sort of software configuration problem, not a hardware one since i know i already printed out with this printer in FC2. I seem to remember having this problem or one very similar when i originally installed RH9 as well, but i can't remember how i fixed it (or if it fixed itself).
so, any ideas on what i can do to diagnose and fix the problem? i always feel frustrated by these irritating GUI tools, as i just get the feeling they are hiding stuff from me that i need to know to sort it all out. what do you recommend?
and thanks in advance of course...