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Old 10-27-2008, 01:34 AM
Default CUPS - Epson - printing fails with "Printer not connected; will retry in 30 seconds..."

Have just tried to install an Epson Stylus Photo 1270 under
CUPS/Gutenprint and found that although the log messages
from hotplug indicate that the printer is connected
correctly, all print jobs stall with
"Printer not connected; will retry in 30 seconds..."
and the same message results from querying the printer
with lpstat.

It took quite a while on google to find a solution
so I present here what worked in order to help others.

# chmod a+rw /dev/usb/lp0

Add the line

FileDevice yes

to /etc/cups/cupsd.conf and restart CUPS

Reinstall the printer from the CUPS web interface,
specifying "AppSocket" for "Device" and using the
device URI of file:/dev/usb/lp0

Printer then worked.



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