I finally got around to upgrading my PC from Mint 18.3 Cinnamon to 19 Cinnamon today, which was done as an "in place" upgrade, rather than a clean install. After one hiccup (the "dbus-x11 depends on gconf2" issue), and a bit of finger-twiddling, it all seemed to go fine. However, when I tried to print something, I found that printing had stopped working.
Summary of what I did:
- Booted & confirmed no pending updates in Update Manager
- Upgraded from Mint 18.3 to 19
- Applied kernel update 4.15.38 (from 4.15.36) which was now showing
- Tried to print test page & document - no success
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Oct 14 08:57:15 MyPC upowerd: unhandled action 'unbind' on /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.0/usb3/3-10/3-10:1.0 Oct 14 08:57:15 MyPC upowerd: unhandled action 'bind' on /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.0/usb3/3-10/3-10:1.0 Oct 14 08:57:15 MyPC kernel: [ 2082.868329] usblp0: removed Oct 14 08:57:16 MyPC kernel: [ 2083.121448] usblp 3-10:1.0: usblp0: USB Bidirectional printer dev 6 if 0 alt 0 proto 2 vid 0x04F9 pid 0x0439 Oct 14 08:57:16 MyPC upowerd: unhandled action 'unbind' on /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.0/usb3/3-10/3-10:1.0 Oct 14 08:57:16 MyPC upowerd: unhandled action 'bind' on /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.0/usb3/3-10/3-10:1.0
The printer in question is a Brother MFC-L2730DW, which is connected via USB to the PC.
Somewhat frustratingly, if I take a Mint 19 Cinnamon live USB stick, and install the printer under that using Brother's drivers, it can print a test page.
Any ideas of how to fix this in-place before I do a fresh install?
EDIT - SOLVED(ISH): I did a fresh install of Mint 19, installed the drivers off of Brother's site*, restored everything, and it all works (and it only took about an hour, so not too bad). As an aside, I didn't have to do any fiddling to get the scanner working, including for non-admin users - it all just worked. So yeah, it looks like the upgrade process breaks stuff (doh).
* it got picked up via AirPrint/IPP when I switched it on, but I thought I might as well install the Brother drivers, given that I had to install the scanner ones, and the "all-in-one" option is easier than doing the drivers individually ...