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    12.04 printer not working

    Just upgraded to Ubuntu 12.04 and most of my stuff still works, quite a nicely in fact. But not the printer - whenever I try to print to my Epson C48 the job shows up as stopped.
    Any ideas?
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    Re: 12.04 printer not working

    You could take a look at printer settings. The best way I've found is to restore the printer app from Gnome 2. In a terminal

    Code:
     sudo system-config-printer
    If you get a 'not found' message you may have to install it via the Software Center or Synaptic if you've installed that. Right-click Epson C48, left-click properties. Look at each of the items on the left and see if anything looks unusual. Policies -> State make sure 'enabled', 'accepting jobs' and 'shared' -- make sure they're all checked.

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    Re: 12.04 printer not working

    Thanks.
    I checked and the printer wasn'#t enabled - so I enabled it and restarted the computer and it still doesn't print! Everything looks okay in Printer proerties, the things you mentioned are set as you said.
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    Re: 12.04 printer not working

    Try using a different printer driver. Whenever my printer messes up, it's usually this.

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    Smile Re: 12.04 printer not working

    That's fixed it!
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    Re: 12.04 printer not working

    Hi. I had the same problem. After an upgrade my HP C4580 stopped working. My problem was that the printer was not enabled and as soon as I enabled it my pending jobs started to print.

    Thanks for the info, it really helped.

    Stu

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    Re: 12.04 printer not working

    I had the same problem and this post helped me find what i was overlooking. Thanks everyone

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    Re: 12.04 printer not working

    Yeah, I used the printer config command "sudo system-config-printer" then selected the correct driver for my printer. Now it works fine.
    For some reason the upgrade to 12.04 had changed the printer driver to another model.

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