USB printer isn't detected in Linux Mint 14 Mate

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USB printer isn't detected in Linux Mint 14 Mate

Postby bambino on Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:57 am

Hi,
I have a HP G55 printer that I want to connect through USB, but whatever I do, no printer is detected.
When I boot from a Ubuntu 11.10 live CD, it works just fine. But nothing is detected at all in Ubuntu 12.04 and higher, and nothing is detected in Linux Mint 14 Mate 32 bit. I have installed HPlip. I have tried the CUPS web interface. I have tried to add the printer via the control panel. I have installed all available updates via apt-get. No printer is detected. Printer, cable and USB port must be working since it all works in Ubuntu 11.10.

Normal USB memory sticks work fine.

What am I doing wrong? Is there a bug somewhere? I have been searching forums and googled around but I can't find any answers. Does anyone have any ideas?

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Re: USB printer isn't detected in Linux Mint 14 Mate

Postby bambino on Sat Feb 16, 2013 2:20 pm

No ideas?
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Re: USB printer isn't detected in Linux Mint 14 Mate

Postby DrHu on Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:02 pm

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Re: USB printer isn't detected in Linux Mint 14 Mate

Postby bambino on Sun Feb 17, 2013 4:39 am

Thanks DrHu, but that's not it. Those are old bugs, reported in 2006 and 2009. I didn't have this problem in Ubuntu 9, 10 or 11. Everything works fine if I boot up an Ubuntu 11 live CD. Then the printer is detected and I can both print and scan. In Ubuntu 12 and Mint 14, the printer is not detected at all.

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