Originally Posted by Ed-MtnBiker
On the first job I printed, the pages came out on time, there was a blank page, and PrintConf is telling me, "Print file sent, waiting for printer to finish."
I just resolved a similar situation in RHEL 4 WS. I found that my printer had somehow been disabled:
[root@geo ~]# lpstat -p
printer LaserJet4000tn disabled since Jan 01 00:00 -
Print file sent, waiting for printer to finish...
I found nothing in redhat's "Printer Configuration" (printconf) gui app to enable it. From "man lp", however, I learned of http://localhost:631/documentation.html
. Go there, click "Administration" in the toolbar at top, log in when prompted (root works), then choose your printer and enable it. (It seems lpadmin allows the same from the command line.)
Printing from Firefox then worked, but not from Opera. A temporary fix for Opera was to go back into printconf and put a check mark in printer driver options "Send Form-Feed (FF)" (it was off by default for 2 out of 2 LaserJet 4000 drivers), "Prerender Postscript" and choose paper size: Letter. When even this stopped working, I simply started printing to file and lp'ing the resulting file from the command line.
I've had Opera printing problems for years but the only hit searching on "printing" on platform: Linux at Opera.com is currently http://www.opera.com/support/search/....dml?index=481
It did not help.
Note to any CUPS programmers reading: please lobby to somehow improve CUPS' ability to inform users of the why in "'Printing of "(stdin)" on printer ... was aborted. You may want to find out why."