how do I fix "unable to locate printer" on Fedora 27?

asked 2018-10-04 21:09:34 -0600

chiguy1256 gravatar image

I previously had printing working on my Fedora 27 laptop. I don't print often and today of all days when I attempted to print, I received a message that said "unable to locate printer". I did try to load from an older kernel and each one I tried, I still received the same error. How do I fix this? Please advise. Thanks.

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I'm not sure why you tried different kernels because this is rarely caused by a kernel issue, especially if you haven't had a kernel update since you last tried to print. Better would be to check your printer's cables and make sure they're properly plugged in.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2018-10-04 22:08:32 -0600 )edit

Is your printer correctly installed? what printer is it? Any clues from http://localhost:631/admin or http://localhost:631/printers/ ?

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2018-10-04 22:27:55 -0600 )edit