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printer disappeared, cups will not start

Postby jeff... on Mon Dec 30, 2013 10:19 am

Mint 13, 64 amd
brother dcp-7065dn
printer and scanner were working fine, then disappeared a couple of months ago.
prints from mac and windows

Printer disappeared, tried to connect to IP of printer.
able to use browser to connect to admin page.
service start cups resulted in something like Job unalbe to start
tried reinstalling cups with error message that it was unable to complete
service start cups results in Job is already running
in Printing menu, it defaults to localhost, no ability to add, printing service unavailable, start service on computer or connect to another computer.
Tried connecting to IP of printer as location of cups server which doesn't work - I know that is not the location of the cups server, but don't have any other ideas of what to enter - seems to be a very limited interface
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Re: printer disappeared, cups will not start

Postby computerbob on Thu Jan 02, 2014 11:31 am

This might help. Since Mint15 and Mint16, the printer GUI is available from system settings. Back in the day of Mint13, you had to open terminal and type system-config-printer
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Re: printer disappeared, cups will not start

Postby jeff... on Tue Jan 07, 2014 8:57 am

Thanks for the reply, is there a package that comes with 15/16 for configuring the printers. This used to work, but now seems broken.
When I use system-config-printer it brings up the same red-hat based printer config window "system-config-printer 1.3.8"
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