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Old 07-21-2006, 08:03 AM   #1
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Cups: Print file sent, waiting for printer to finish..


System specs:RED HAT 9

I have got a cups printer problem:

-a default printer is used for a couple of users through linux server
using cups
-at random intervals the printer stops printing.

When I:
lpstat -p default

get: printer printer is idle. enabled since Jan 01 00:00
Print file sent, waiting for printer to finish...

So basicly I press restart/start on the printer and it starts with
the printing again.

Question: What cause this problem?
How can I fix it?

Thanks in advance!
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What make & model is the printer, how does it connect to the machine?
Have you looked at cups' logs? Anything printer-related in dmesg?

Old 07-24-2006, 06:42 AM   #3
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Using about 25 printers, JetDirect connection all.
Didn't find anything in my dmesg of printing.
Cups logs: nothing strange in here.

This problem hasn't happened since last week tuesday.
Seems to have resolved itself.

Any suggestions would help.


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