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Old 06-23-2006, 07:23 AM   #1
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HP1020 switches itself off

I have an odd problem here. I am going through "printer hell" and I thought I could see light at the end of the tunnel.

I have an HP1020 set up on a Kubuntu Dapper box. I compiled the driver from and all seemed well. Another box (Debian) shares the printer. Both computers are in an office environment.

I received a report yesterday afternoon (the printer had been set up for 3 hours) that it had stopped printing from the second box (which uses kprinter). I checked in Kubuntu's system settings and the printer was "off" ----- I restarted it and a backlog of print jobs spewed forth! I put it down to bad luck that this had happened.

Unfortunately, it has happened twice today. There is no pattern and I cannot find any kind of trigger for this behaviour. The HP1020 just stops printing because it is switched off on the cups server.

Am I missing something?

Old 06-24-2006, 04:48 PM   #2
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Hello. I am starting to suspect kprinter on the second box. I have "disconnected" it and box one (the cups server) is fine (so far)...


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