CUPS automatically stops printers

Joris joris at
Mon Apr 25 07:23:22 PDT 2005

Hi there,

I'm running a gentoo based samba/cups printserver.
I do have the same problem, which seems to occur on the same 
printer : an HP laserjet 8150.
All the others network printer don't seem to be affected by this 

Moreover, i have a "Print file sent, waiting for printer to 
finish..." on it, although they're no jobs on this printer, 
strange isn't it ?

Cups is configured to use the "socket" protocol.

Anyone can help with this bug ?? Maybe it's not related to Cups, 
but i don't find any relevant infos about this issue in cups' logs.

Marco a écrit :
> Hi,
> I have a cups installation (FreeBSD cups-base- which occasionally stops a printer. So the printer is in "Printer State: stopped, accepting jobs."
> After manually restarting the printer everything works fine again, but this isn't really a solution. I don't want to explain cups to all the secretaries.
> The old installation with cups- didn't show this behaviour.
> Google shows that I'm not the only one with this problem, but no one seems to have an answer.
> Isn't there any solution to stop cups from stopping a printer?

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