Find the answer to your Linux question:
Results 1 to 8 of 8
Hello, After upgrading from 10.04 to 11.04 my printer was still working. Now after I change my internet service, the printer needs new configuration and I checked all applications looking ...
Enjoy an ad free experience by logging in. Not a member yet? Register.
  1. #1
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    10

    Ubuntu 11.04 where to find printing config.


    Hello,
    After upgrading from 10.04 to 11.04 my printer was still working. Now after I change my internet service, the printer needs new configuration and I checked all applications looking for printing setup and the only printing option I found under Administration tab but it does not have any setup or config choice.
    Looking for help to setup my devices with 11.04.
    Thanks to all

  2. #2
    Linux Newbie SunshineFolk's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Kentucky or the South Pole with the Penguins
    Posts
    122
    What kind of printer do you have?


    SunshineFolk

  3. #3
    Linux Newbie SunshineFolk's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Kentucky or the South Pole with the Penguins
    Posts
    122
    Maybe this will work: (assuming your using 11.04 unity)

    Super Key (or click top left of screen on ubuntu symbol), Type "System Settings", click the application, go down to Hardware, click Printing, Click Add, then IDK what to do from there since I don't have any extra printers hooked up that aren't installed.

    I'm sure you can play around with it from there to get it installed, or if not maybe google could help. Or just say something and I'll try to figure it out with the type and brand of printer you got.

    Hope this helps!


    SunshineFolk

  4. #4
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    10
    My printer is Brother MFC 5460C
    When clicking on PRINTING applications it gives to options: start printing & remove from startup menu.

    No config option

    Thanks to both of you

  5. #5
    Linux Newbie SunshineFolk's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Kentucky or the South Pole with the Penguins
    Posts
    122
    Thanks to both of you
    It's just ME here , but anyway

    Have you tried the obvious, "unplug then re-plug" to see if it will re-install itself and maybe fix the problem?

    Check that, then if its still the same, go back to "Printing" in "System Settings".

    -Check in the opened box to see if a picture of your printer is there
    If it is,
    -Does it have a green check on the to left of the printer?
    -Does it have a red circle with a line through it on the bottom right of the printer?

    Now (assuming your printer is there) right-click it
    - Is there a check by the "Enabled" and "Shared" text?

    Now (with right-click options still up) click properties.
    -Click "Print Test Page (Just to see, if anything)
    -Give me the Make and Model thats shown by clicking "Change" if its not all shown (May be exactly what you already gave me, but just checking again)

    Click "Policies"
    -Check to see if Enabled, Accepting Jobs, and Shared are all checked

    Click "Access Control"
    -Allows printing for everyone except these users: (should be checked/bulleted)

    Click "Ink/Toner Levels"
    -In the Status Messages, is there any errors that its giving you?

    If none of this works
    You may have to delete it or uninstall it, then try to reinstall. Maybe downloading the drivers again and applying them may fix it.

    You can get the correct drivers for your printer at Brothers Solution Center

    Hope something here helps! Let me know the results please


    SunshineFolk

  6. #6
    Linux Newbie SunshineFolk's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Kentucky or the South Pole with the Penguins
    Posts
    122
    Wait,

    So you said when you click "Printing" it only gives you 2 options? So your printer isn't showing up in the Printing box? Is it just nothing there? Can you click "Add"?

    If this is correct,
    Then click "Add", What are the devices labeled under "Devices"?

    Are there any?


    SunshineFolk

  7. #7
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    10

    Wink

    Thanks SunshieFolk,

    for some unknown reason, In printing properties driver locations was change. I just chose Divert. Then driver address was change to the right location.
    After that it was easy to get the configuration menu where I entered the new IP address assigned by the new Modem.
    and everything worked normally.
    However, brother site was not so helpful with Linux drivers and at that time I got the proper driver from Ubuntu's Synaptic package manager.

    Thanks again for your kind help

  8. #8
    Linux Newbie SunshineFolk's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Kentucky or the South Pole with the Penguins
    Posts
    122
    Good call. Yeh when I linked you that Brothers site for Drivers, I was honestly lost on that page.. I was going to link you to the correct driver but I had no idea where to begin. Their site is FUBAR'd

    Good thing you got it tho!

    Don't forget to mark this thread [SOLVED] tho if you got it working alright Take Care!!



    SunshineFolk

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •