[GLLUG] Getting CUPS to auto-resume
tom at tommyt.co.uk
Thu Dec 19 17:32:32 UTC 2013
A cron job to check/resume the printer every minute? :-)
On 19 December 2013 17:28, Mike Brodbelt <mike at coruscant.org.uk> wrote:
> I believe this is the behaviour of CUPS when it received an error from the
> printer. Some printers do better error reporting than others, and so you
> may well see different results. My printer behaves the same way you've
> observed - I have to restart the queue.
> In CUPS 1.3, there is an ErrorPolicy stanza in the conf file that is
> documented as having a default value of "stop-printer". There are retry
> options and intervals that can be chosen - I'd try with those, but there's
> a risk it might retry the entire job rather than just the ending pages.
> John Winters <john at sinodun.org.uk> wrote:
> >On 19/12/13 16:12, James Courtier-Dutton wrote:
> >> I have never seen this behaviour.
> >> With my printer connected to a Linux machine via CUPS does the
> >> 1) Printer indicates that it has run out of paper.
> >> 2) Add new paper.
> >> 3) Printer just continues on. No interaction with CUPS needed.
> >Good point. That is the behaviour which I observe on my own printer
> >also. There is therefore something else which he is doing which causes
> >the printer to get paused (or it may just be because it's a weird
> >Samsung printer with its own CUPS driver).
> >Whatever he's doing, it would be nice to be able to tell CUPS not to
> >auto-pause the printer.
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