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 Post subject: Disappearing Printer Reprise
PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 9:30 pm 
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SOLVED my problem - maybe I can save someone else's weekend since mine is shot!

I recently installed drivers for my Brother multifunction printer (MFC-7860DW) on my peppermint four 64 bit hp7700 desktop. The installation was a bit involved (you need to follow Brother's instructions carefully or it will get fouled up), but successful in the end, and things printed nicely, BUT after reboot my printer no longer showed up as installed. I soon discovered that CUPS was off and I could make the printer reappear by typing:

"sudo service cups restart"

from the terminal command line, but this was an annoying chore every time I wanted to print.

FINAL SOLUTION: edited the file "/etc/init/cups.conf", which was starting CUPS during boot-up but then turning it off before the boot-up was complete.

I modified these lines:

"start on (filesystem and started avahi-daemon and (started dbus or runlevel [2345]))
stop on runlevel [016]

respawn
respawn limit 3 12
"

to the following:

"start on (filesystem)
respawn
"

Now the printer shows up and is available for use, including after restart. Hope this helps someone!


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 Post subject: Re: Disappearing Printer Reprise
PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:38 am 
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Thanks for posting your solution .. as you suggest, it may help others in the future :)

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 Post subject: Re: Disappearing Printer Reprise
PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:29 pm 
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My pleasure - glad to be able to contribute something here. Up until now I have only been on the receiving end of your forum's welcoming and generous support.


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 Post subject: Re: Disappearing Printer Reprise
PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:48 pm 
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That's the spirit we like to see .. cheers :)

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