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Printer puzzler.

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Printer puzzler.

I am a bit puzzled by the following,
I Have a second desktop PC about 20 ft from my printer and trying to print using Bluetooth connection.
Mint 13 has no problem in identifying the printer and printing a test page but if I try printing from Libreoffice or saving a document and then try to print it nothing happens other than a message saying document pending.
So the puzzle is how come I can print a test page but nothing else ?
The test page includes a range of coloured circles plus other info such as the driver, printer,  CUPS+Gutenprint v5.2.8 etc
Is there something else I should be doing or not doing ? 
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Re: Printer puzzler.

You using cinnamon or mate?
In cinnamon open a browser and goto http://localhost:631 then check the printer is the default etc.
In mate open the printer control panel and do same.
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Re: Printer puzzler.

You don't say if it is an epson, but if it is this has been mentioned on the Mint forum
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initially after upgrade to 13 all jobs on this printer (paper and CD) were shown as "stopped" in the queue. i got paper jobs working by changing the cups driver from "gutenprint5.2.8 en" to Any other driver then changing again back to the original gunterprint 5.2.8
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Re: Printer puzzler.

Thanks for the reply & link, I am using Cinnamon.
The following is a section of the output,
Showing 12 of 12 completed jobs.
▲ ID ▲ Name User Size Pages State Control
Canon-MP610-series-1--Bluetooth--15  Unknown  Withheld  0k  Unknown  canceled at
Thu 05 Jul 2012 17:41:18 BST 
Canon-MP610-series-1--Bluetooth--14  Unknown  Withheld  0k  Unknown  canceled at
Thu 05 Jul 2012 17:41:14 BST 
Canon-MP610-series-1--Bluetooth--13  Unknown  Withheld  0k  Unknown  canceled at
Thu 05 Jul 2012 17:41:04 BST 
Canon-MP610-series-1--Bluetooth--12  Unknown  Withheld  0k  Unknown  canceled at
Thu 05 Jul 2012 17:39:08 BST 
Canon-MP610-series-1--Bluetooth--11  Unknown  Withheld  0k  Unknown  canceled at
Thu 05 Jul 2012 17:31:30 BST 
Canon-MP610-series-1--Bluetooth--10  Unknown  Withheld  0k  Unknown  canceled at
Thu 05 Jul 2012 17:31:23 BST 
Canon-MP610-series-1--Bluetooth--9  Unknown  Withheld  0k  Unknown  canceled at
Wed 04 Jul 2012 17:22:16 BST
I Will have a play around with whats on that link.
The printer is showing as the default printer. 
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Re: Printer puzzler.

Looks like a cups backend issue. I have just had same problems printing to my usb printer.
Open a terminal and enter
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:till-kamppeter/ppa
sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
sudo service cups restart

this will add the latest cups driver
Although it still has issues with me.