Hotplugging USB, CUPS, and printers
This seems pretty basic so I thought I'd stick it in this forum.
I've never been much into hardware, and don't quite understand the nuances of hotplugging and USB. With a USB printer, what (if anything) has to be turned off before plugging in the cable (printer, computer) to avoid possible damage? If it's fine to have them both on while moving the cable around, do you just need to restart CUPS after plugging it in to use the printer? I ask because my main system is a laptop I have at school, and it's not going to be workable to have it always plugged into the printer.
Thanks in advance.