Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Conspiracy or oversight?

A recent Computerworld article referenced Linux, Mac OS X and Windows Vista. They linked Mac OS X and Windows Vista to their search but they didn't link Linux. Conspiracy? Oversight?

Sunday, 18 January 2009

Printing after upgrading from Mythbuntu 8.04 to 8.10

I've just noticed printing not working on my mediacenter. Its not something I do often, so I assume it stopped after the upgrade.

There was no printing configuration under settings, so I installed:

sudo apt-get install system-config-printer-gnome


This gave me UI feedback that the printer was not working.

I could see an error in /var/log/cups/error_log:
E [18/Jan/2009:00:47:46 +1100] Filter "rastertogutenprint.5.0" for printer "PSC_2100_Series" not available: No such file or directory


I found the answer by googling at http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-520453.html :
sudo aptitude purge gs-esp
sudo aptitude install cupsys cupsys-driver-gutenprint foomatic-db-gutenprint foomatic-filters fontconfig libtiff4 libfreetype6 gs-esp

I had to go into Settings/Printing/Server/Settings to re-enable remote printing.
Sorted.