Printer problem in Mate16.04.1

Ubuntu Mate 16.04.1 had/has an issue with the printer switching to status = unabled.
That is, after an initial successful installation with the correctly ( proposed ) driver the printer goes from status = abled to unabled.
Uninstalling and reinstalling brings no relief.
Is this issue resolved in Mate 16,10 ?


printer make and model please!. :thumbsup:

HP printers:



this is about a Samsung HL-1055, but it happens with a HP color jet as well
and with a Dell-1100 too. So the make of the printer doesn´t really matter.
All these printers showed no problem in Ubuntu Mate 15.
Obviously in ver.16 something is wrong where printing is concerned.


Take a look here:


Let us know what happens please. :smiley:

In Ubuntu MATE 14.04 my printer became disabled after an update. At first I didn’t know what was wrong.

I opened the main menu, went to Administration, then Printers. I selected my printer and marked the checkbox “Enabled”.

After that my printer worked again. It was just some update that disabled it.

This was the very first thing I did too, but to no avail.
Thank you nevertheless for your input.

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