Printer not connected; will retry in 30 seconds
geoff at hughes.net
Sat Aug 11 23:25:32 UTC 2007
On 08/11/07 13:50:33, Aaron Konstam wrote:
> On Sat, 2007-08-11 at 13:08 -0500, Michael Hennebry wrote:
> > I recently replaced the black ink cartridge on my PSC 1510.
> > Before it printed badly.
> > Now it pretty much doesn't print.
> > I can get a self-test page by pushing buttons.
> > I cannot print a test page through CUPS.
> > I get the message
> > "Printer not connected; will retry in 30 seconds".
> > It's connected.
> > Restarting CUPS didn't help.
> > What is the magic spell for getting it to print again?
> > I'm running FC6.
> What does the cuos web page say about the printer. Does it need to be
> As you describe it, the problem is not udev.
I run a CUPS-driven printer connected via USB. I see this all the time,
with the printer actually working. Some things to check.
1. Is the printer really, REALLY, connected? I once wasted a day
looking for a software problem, only to discover that the printer cable
was not quite as tight as it should be.
2. HAL (assuming its running) has its own ideas about what the printer
should be called. That causes confusion.
3. Check the CUPS printer page: http://localhost:631/printers. I have
three entries for one printer, and not by choice. You may find that you
do indeed have a working printer there.
4. Is your PRINTER env variable consistent with your CUPS name?
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