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[Solved] Cups 1.6.1 in Arch wrongly says my printer is not connected
To check if there really was a physical connection problem, I rebooted into my other distro, which is based on Slackware and uses cups-1.4.6. When I tried from there, I could print without difficulty.
I am attaching a cups error log which was made in Arch with the reporting level set to "debug". Perhaps someone can tell from it what is going wrong.
[Edit] Forget it! I did something stupid as usual. I had edited the systemd cups.service file in /usr/lib to add an ExecPre command "/sbin/modprobe lp". But I forgot that these files get overwritten during updates and therefore should not be edited. So of course the new virgin file that came over with last week's update did not contain that command and my lp0 port was not working.
I have now copied the file to /etc/systemd/system and edited it there. Grrrr!
Last edited by hazel; 09-14-2012 at 07:01 PM. Reason: Problem solved!"I'm just a little old lady; don't try to dazzle me with jargon!"