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    Default printer communication problem

    My printer has decided it doesn't want to communicate with my computer. I know within a weeks time frame I have done some printing. It leads me to believe that it MIGHT have been an update, but don't quote me on that.

    The quick idea that runs through my head is uninstall then reinstall. Does anyone believe that would fix the problem.

    I don't know what kind of information is needed, so someone needs to point some questions at me.
    Mike

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    Default AW: printer communication problem

    What Printer? Manufacturer and Modell?

    Connected by USB or Wlan?

    OpenSUSE Version and Desktop?

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    Default Re: AW: printer communication problem

    Quote Originally Posted by Sauerland View Post
    What Printer? Manufacturer and Modell?
    HP Officejet J4680

    Quote Originally Posted by Sauerland View Post
    Connected by USB or Wlan?
    USB

    Quote Originally Posted by Sauerland View Post
    OpenSUSE Version and Desktop?
    OpenSuse13.1 and KDE
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    Default Re: printer communication problem

    On 2015-07-21 19:26, mike7757 wrote:
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    > My printer has decided it doesn't want to communicate with my computer.


    Please describe symptoms :-)

    For instance, post output of "lpstat -p".

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    Quote Originally Posted by robin_listas View Post
    On 2015-07-21 19:26, mike7757 wrote:
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    > My printer has decided it doesn't want to communicate with my computer.


    Please describe symptoms :-)

    For instance, post output of "lpstat -p".

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    printer Officejet-J4680-series disabled since Mon 20 Jul 2015 08:36:36 PM CDT -
    /usr/lib/cups/backend/hp failed
    Mike

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    Default Re: printer communication problem

    On 2015-07-21 21:26, mike7757 wrote:


    Code:
    printer Officejet-J4680-series disabled since Mon 20 Jul 2015 08:36:36
    PM CDT -
    /usr/lib/cups/backend/hp failed
    Well, it is disabled, and the second line says why. You could try to
    enable it with "cupsenable".

    Ah, next time, post that inside a code tags block. The '#' button in the
    forum editor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robin_listas View Post
    You could try to
    enable it with "cupsenable".
    where is this thingy at
    Mike

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    On 2015-07-21 22:56, mike7757 wrote:
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    > robin_listas;2720489 Wrote:
    >> You could try to
    >> enable it with "cupsenable".


    > where is this thingy at


    CLI. Command line.

    Open a terminal, for instance "konsole", and type the command. Help is
    in the "man cupsenable". I think it should be:

    Code:
    su -
    cupsenable Officejet-J4680-series
    Alternatively, open the local web page
    http://localhost:631/, go to the printers section, select the
    appropriate printer, and on the "maintenance" drop list, choose "resume
    printer".

    HTH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robin_listas View Post
    On 2015-07-21 22:56, mike7757 wrote:
    >
    > robin_listas;2720489 Wrote:
    >> You could try to
    >> enable it with "cupsenable".


    > where is this thingy at


    CLI. Command line.

    Open a terminal, for instance "konsole", and type the command. Help is
    in the "man cupsenable". I think it should be:

    Code:
    su -
    cupsenable Officejet-J4680-series
    Alternatively, open the local web page
    http://localhost:631/, go to the printers section, select the
    appropriate printer, and on the "maintenance" drop list, choose "resume
    printer".

    HTH.

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    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.

    (from 13.1 x86_64 "Bottle" (Minas Tirith))
    terminal just stares at me after i paste information in
    Mike

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    Default Re: printer communication problem

    On 2015-07-22 00:26, mike7757 wrote:

    > terminal just stares at me after i paste information in


    In terminal parlance that is normally good. No response means success.
    But "cupsenable" is atypical, thus just check the output of "lpstat -p"
    again to verify.

    Otherwise, I described two methods you could try... did you try the
    other? If not, what are you waiting for? :-)

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