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HarveyP

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    RE: Problem printing to Brother DCP-J315W through USB port
    [quote="rechil_colin"] ... 1. Check your loaded Modules 2. See if the USB Printer Driver is listed 3. Look at the Kernel Log for usb traffic 4. Look at the list of Attached Devices ...[/quote] Please excuse my ignorance ... How do I do each of these things? I have checked "dpkg -l | grep Brother" which looked good and /etc/printcap appears to have the correct entry for a usb printer My apologies for not mentioning before - it is the 12.04.1 UBUNTU desktop. HarveyP
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    rechil_colin said:


    ...
    1. Check your loaded Modules

    2. See if the USB Printer Driver is listed

    3. Look at the Kernel Log for usb traffic

    4. Look at the list of Attached Devices
    ...

    Please excuse my ignorance ...

    How do I do each of these things?
    I have checked "dpkg -l | grep Brother" which looked good and
    /etc/printcap appears to have the correct entry for a usb printer

    My apologies for not mentioning before - it is the 12.04.1 UBUNTU desktop.

    HarveyP

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    Problem printing to Brother DCP-J315W through USB port
    cannot open '/dev/lp0' The printer is connected by USB. It is good in /etc/printcap but I get the above status from lpq -a and of course no paper is used in this exercise, so very green! Seriously - I have installed the printer with the visual interface, apt-get, dpkg and despair of getting the printer going. Is it perhaps a function of the USB connection? Help! HarveyP
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    cannot open '/dev/lp0'

    The printer is connected by USB. It is good in /etc/printcap but I get the above status from lpq -a and of course no paper is used in this exercise, so very green!
    Seriously - I have installed the printer with the visual interface, apt-get, dpkg and despair of getting the printer going. Is it perhaps a function of the USB connection? Help!

    HarveyP

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