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pmorg 12-06-2008 11:13 AM

unpause printer
This is a ridiculously simple question, but has me stuck. I have 21 jobs in a print que that is on pause. How to unpause it...

I was happily printing along when the printer ran out of paper. In goes new paper, it's been two weeks and no job has come from my Fedora computer, though the print que shows 21 jobs. I can access the printer just fine from all other computers in the net. But Fedora seems to be on perpetual lunch break.




stress_junkie 12-06-2008 12:26 PM

You are probably using the CUPS print system. I would try accessing the CUPS web administration software. Start any web browser and set the address to http://localhost:631. You should see a web page appear. Go to the printers tab. Select your printer and click on "Start Printer".

Play around with the interface. If it asks you to log on to a privileged account I always use the root account. However, even though I use Kubuntu I set the root account to have a password that I know so it is easy for me to log on as root.

One way to set the root password on (K)ubuntu is to use sudo to run the passwd command.

sudo passwd root
BTW if the question is so simple why do you need help? I wish people wouldn't write "This is an easy/simple question." Everything is easy when you know how to do it. Similarly, everything that you don't know how to do is difficult.

Tinkster 12-06-2008 01:49 PM

One way of getting the printer back in line (I had to
do that to someones brother inkpisser a couple of times
via remote using ssh) is to use "accept" ... it's part
of the CUPS suite of tools, and has recently been renamed
from enable to accept.

man accept for details.


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