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My printer is being recognized, installed.

When I am trying to print anything it's saying

"Document Printed"


"Documnt has been sent for printing"

but nothing is actually printed.

I've tried CANON LBP printers and HP LaserJet 1020

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have you checked to make sure your printer is set as the default? It may be printing to some other device... – Rory Alsop Aug 26 '11 at 7:44
@Rory Alsop, sure I checked. – bakytn Aug 26 '11 at 7:47

Do you have printer drivers installed?

My laserjet worked initially on ubuntu 11.10 but stopped working after an update. Then I started getting exactly the same kind of error you described and tried a few things before I got it working.

Try these commands.


This will help find and install the printer.

Then I used


I found multiple installations for HP-Laserjet-1020 on my system.. tried printing test pages from all. I kept the printer profile that worked as default and deleted others.

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You can also configure your printer via CUPS http://localhost:631/

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