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What are the steps to print on linux, I have a samsung ML-1210 and when I try to print KDE says that a job has been sent and printed but ...
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    I need help getting my printer working under linux


    What are the steps to print on linux, I have a samsung ML-1210 and when I try to print KDE says that a job has been sent and printed but nothing prints. Thanks.

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    Have you tried setting up your printer is CUPS?

    To do this go to your web browser and type:
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    localhost:631
    in the address bar.
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    That printer works perfectly under Linux according to LinuxPrinting.org:

    http://www.linuxprinting.org/show_pr...amsung-ML-1210

    After you've done what dylunio suggested above, let us know if you have any problems.

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    Yes, It was working then it just decided to go windows on me, lol.
    I am getting this message when I try to manage the printer in localhost:631

    Description: SAMSUNG ML-1210 gdi
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    Printer State: stopped, accepting jobs.
    "Unable to open USB device "usb:/dev/usb/lp0": Not a directory"
    Device URI: usb:/dev/usb/lp0

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    Does anyone have any idea how I can fix the above problem? Thanks.

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    When my print system does this, I do one of two things (and sometimes both);
    Go to the Print Manager, "printer" tab, Start/Stop, Start.
    If this will not clear it, then;
    Turn the printer off and back on, reboot the system with the printer on, when the system is back up, check the state of the printer with the Print Manager.
    If the printer is still in the stopped stage, then do the Start/Stop to Start and it should clear.
    I find that the printer gets this buffer jam when I am printing stuff off the internet.
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    Every time I start it, it stops itself and will not stay started.

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    Then it could be one of two things;

    1. Use the above link to go to Linuxprinting.org and down load the latest and greatest drivers and reload them.

    2. Or the printer does not realy work.
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