"Printer disabled" - how to prevent it?

Michael Sweet mike at easysw.com
Mon Aug 8 07:48:11 PDT 2005

Anonymous wrote:
> ...
>>The error message that the printer was not responding, not connected,
>>or not turned on when you printed the job.  CUPS treats that as a
>>fatal error and stops the printer until you can correct the situation.
> But this "feature" is a commonly reported bug as I can see on this forum, and when looking on google.
> Funny enough, on some setups I'm unable to reproduce it, even when I disabled the printer, and started to print after that.

In this case we opted to default to a conservative behavior - the
OS tells us the device no longer exists, so we disable the queue.

Don't like it?  Fix the OS so it treats different USB errors

> ...
>>CUPS 1.2 will add notification support (it will tell you when a
>>printer goes down) and error policies so that you can tell CUPS to
>>retry errors like this...
> When will this happen?

Right now we'll looking at beta testing in September.  Next week's
snapshot will likely have all of the required bits, however.

Michael Sweet, Easy Software Products           mike at easysw dot com
Internet Printing and Document Software          http://www.easysw.com

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