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help with print system

Postby dbpbandit on Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:30 pm

I knew it was too good to be true...
I've been really enjoying this latest version of LMDE MATE 64bit on my laptop, until today.
I had to (for the first time) print a document and when I clicked on "print" I realized that I forgot to set up a printer, no biggie, right? Wrong...
I first realized there was a problem when I went to look for the printer system settings and realized that there was nothing installed to even allow me to set up a printer.
I installed System-config-printer and that gave me the gui to install a printer. However the fun was just beginning... I have tried to install my printers a thousand different ways and I have had no luck. I've also tried a couple of different printers with no luck. It will let me discover and install them but when I try to print noting happens.
Can someone PLEASE give me a step by step on how to correct this and install my HP DeskJet 6988 printer? Thank you...

-Dave
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Re: help with print system

Postby itsme4401 on Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:10 pm

In your browser:
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, second TAB, topleft (on the first row of the page)
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Re: help with print system

Postby dbpbandit on Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:58 pm

Got it, now what?

I've actually tried setting the printers up in this but even though it will set up the printer it will not print.

Here is what I get when I try and print a test page:

Deskjet_6980_series_A2012F-20 Unknown Withheld 1k Unknown stopped
"/usr/lib/cups/filter/hpcups failed"

Thanks.
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Re: help with print system

Postby dbpbandit on Wed Mar 20, 2013 5:37 pm

Bump.....
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Re: help with print system

Postby dbpbandit on Thu Mar 21, 2013 1:37 pm

Bump again.....
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