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    Adding Printer

    Trying to add a printer... keep getting this message

    "Sorry! The system printing service doesn't seem to be available."

    Can someone walk me thru to get my printer working?

    I researched and tried installing CUPS, but not quite sure if that is what I was supposed to do.

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    Printers

    Hi.

    In my limited experince with Linux I have found that a printer will either work straight away or not at all check this link and see a list of printers that work or need a tweak here and there. Good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by sincity View Post
    Trying to add a printer... keep getting this message

    "Sorry! The system printing service doesn't seem to be available."

    Can someone walk me thru to get my printer working?

    I researched and tried installing CUPS, but not quite sure if that is what I was supposed to do.
    open a command line.
    sudo apt-get install cups

    You need a print service in order to print. Kali doesn't have one installed by default.

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    After that, execute this command in terminal
    Code:
    sudo service cups start
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    I had the same problem. First, I installed as many printer options and printer driver files (Add/Remove Software). Next, I installed synaptic. When I tried to install cups, it reported that the latest version was already installed. Once I issued the command <service cups start> from a terminal, the hp 1320 appeared and was configured.

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    Quote Originally Posted by auastyle View Post
    After that, execute this command in terminal
    Code:
    sudo service cups start
    Works in EPSON x-446

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