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    "Add Printer" missing when running system-config-printer

    Hi,

    I want to add my printer to ubuntu 10.04. When I run the system-config-printer (System->Administration->Printing) I can't choose the "Add" in the menu bar (ctrl+n does not work either). Any ideas ?

    Best Regards
    Peter27

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    Re: "Add Printer" missing when running system-config-printer

    One reason for not adding is because the printer can't be seen. I had a printer disappear from Ubuntu's perspective. The solution was to unplug and then plug back in the USB cable for the printer. This isn't the first time I've had this happen with a USB device.
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    Re: "Add Printer" missing when running system-config-printer

    My printer is a network printer.

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    Smile Re: "Add Printer" missing when running system-config-printer

    I found a solution. When i write

    Code:
    sudo /etc/init.d/cups restart
    the "add new" icon gets visible and my printer is found.

    Thanks for your help fragos.

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