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gz



Joined: 23 Jan 2009
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Location: Ayrshire, Scotland
PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 24 7:07 pm    Post subject: Laptop/printer communication Reply with quote
    

The set up usually works...
But today the pooter is saying "getting printer information"....I have the little turning circle by the cursor arrow showing that it is Doing Something...

And what does "print using the system dialogue" mean.

I need to print off a lot of Ancestry stuff as well as downloading it...if the system crashes I don't want to lose everything.
I have saved this as a pdf , next step is try and open that and print....but I have a feeling that the problem will be the same....

I don't get on the laptop and do stuff regularly, so I lose the simple steps (HA!!!!) of doing things.....
I need a computer nanny here in person

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 24 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

are the printer drivers up to date?

my printer has taken to asking for confirmation it is "OK" to start physically printing having cached the data ready to go after choosing the thing and pressing"print"

if you do not use it often it might be mechanical, try a printer test, see what happens

slight sideball but is this documents, ie scans etc or text?
if it is the former, it might be choking on the details, if it is, it will be slow as it maps the fly spots and foxing and paper texture etc
either split it into chunks or print at lower resolution/greyscale

gz



Joined: 23 Jan 2009
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Location: Ayrshire, Scotland
PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 24 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Laptop is recognising the printer, now saying error on printer preview.

gz



Joined: 23 Jan 2009
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 24 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Giving the printer a run through is a good idea..
I am trying to remember how to print off a download instead of doing it from the website.
Not doing this often enough for me or the computer

I might see if I can do it from the tablet....

gz



Joined: 23 Jan 2009
Posts: 8535
Location: Ayrshire, Scotland
PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 24 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

On laptop On the list of printer jobs..
Status messages two were filter failed.
The latest one says
"Exception:/var/spool/cups/d00229-01 (object 2 0 , offset 3970): invalid object in page tree "

gz



Joined: 23 Jan 2009
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Location: Ayrshire, Scotland
PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 24 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Printer recognises the WiFi

How do I get the job sent to it that way? I seem to remember emailing???

Goes off to tidy study to see if instructions got written down and left on the desk...which is behind the eBay packing materials...

dpack



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 24 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

no wire and follow the instructions?

gz



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 24 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Step one..find the instructions

dpack



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 24 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

online user manual?

gz



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 24 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Should be one..I might have a real book of words in the file of manuals

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: Essex
PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 24 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Have you rebooted the laptop? var/spool indicates a print spooler error, a reboot should clear that

gz



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 24 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Success!
WPS WiFi set-up on modem, automatic WiFi connection on printer, send email to printer with doc as attachment
Relief!!

dpack



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 24 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    


gz



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 24 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Also means that I have an email record of everything that I have printed from the laptop

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