USB connected printer does not print (workaround)

Hello Happy User,

  • OpenMandriva Lx version:

Cooker and ROME

  • Desktop environment (KDE, LXQT…):


  • Description of the issue (screenshots if relevant):

Usb connected HP Photosmart 6520 printer installs normally but does not print. If I reboot any jobs in print queue that were not completed print when operating system boots or desktop loads. (I think this part is weird.)

  • Relevant informations (hardware involved, software version, logs or output…):

Workaround that worked for me. This workaround may work if you have a problem with other usb connected printer.

  1. Use CUPS (type localhost:631 in url bar of browser) to remove printer

  2. Remove usbmuxd and ipp-usb

    $ sudo dnf rm usbmuxd ipp-usb

  3. Reboot

  4. Use CUPS to reinstall printer and print test page

Note: This should work with SystemSettings>Hardware>Printers or from command line:

   $ kcmshell5 kcm_printer_manager

Note-2: Removing ipp-usb means you won’t be able to use driverless driver. (Yes, sounds like an oxymoron.)

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