CUPS automatically stops printers

Joris joris at
Thu Apr 28 07:05:38 PDT 2005


i think I know what makes the printer stops : big printing jobs!
in my logs, i saw that 2 job of about ~1MB caused my printer to 
stop 2 times (2 times because i setup a quick script to 
autoresume paused printers).

 From now, maybe you know how to workaround this issue ?

Helge Blischke a écrit :
> Try the hpnpf backend instead of the default socket backend and report
> how it
> works.
> Helge
> Joris wrote:
>>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 :
>>>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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