Printer Issue

Todd and Margo Chester ToddAndMargo at
Mon Jun 23 06:08:08 CEST 2008

Rich Shepard wrote:
>    I honestly don't know if this is an Xfce issue or an Xubuntu issue; I
> suspect the latter.
>    I moved the hard drive from a ThinkPad 600E to a Toshiba Tecra 8000 for my
> wife's use. Same Xubuntu-7.10 on both machines (now upgraded to -8.04).
> Since the hardware change a message dialog keeps popping up in the upper
> left corner of the screen announcing that the printer may not be connected.
>    The printer is on the network and configured to be addressed by a socket
> address (9100). The printer is off most of the time and submitted jobs are
> queued in the print spool on the server until the printer is turned on.
>    I saw nothing in the Xfce printer settings that looked funky and a cause
> of this message dialog being continously present. While I'm going to ask
> about this on the xubuntu mail list (if the confirmation request ever comes
> through), I might as well check here, too.
> Rich

Hi Rich,

Go into the CUPS admin kit with Firefox at

Then select "Manage Printers", and select your printer.
You will find a button "Print Test Page".  Let us know the result.


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