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Old 11-11-2013, 01:39 PM   #1
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Smile How to add IPP option in CUPS printers.conf?

Hello, I've recently set up my raspberry pi as a print server for DYMO Labelwriter printers. I'm using the Node.js package IPP to send print jobs - and it's working great EXCEPT...

There is a delay between print jobs where apparently CUPS (by default) waits for the printer status to return to "idle" before processing the next job. I would like to eliminate the wait using the waitprinter=false option, however, when I append the option to the printer URL:

var printer = ipp.Printer('');
I receive a printer not found error. Without the option, e.g.:

var printer = ipp.Printer('');
The job prints fine - it just waits. I've read that the option might be enabled in the DeviceURI line for each printer in printers.conf - but I must be doing something wrong. Here's an example printer from my printers.conf:

<Printer DYMO_LabelWriter_450_Turbo>
UUID urn:uuid:145e9201-a016-34b3-5fed-1b4d7b5403ca
Info DYMO LabelWriter 450 Turbo
Location Josiah’s MacBook Pro
MakeModel DYMO LabelWriter 450 Turbo
DeviceURI usb://DYMO/LabelWriter%20450%20Turbo?serial=12100519434831
State Idle
StateTime 1383802422
Type 53316
Accepting Yes
Shared No
JobSheets none none
QuotaPeriod 0
PageLimit 0
KLimit 0
OpPolicy default
ErrorPolicy stop-printer
My assumption was that I should add the option in the DeviceURL line as such:

DeviceURI usb://DYMO/LabelWriter%20450%20Turbo?serial=12100519434831&waitprinter=false
It doesn't fix the wait - but I'm also brand new to CUPS and have no idea what I'm doing in this file - so I was wondering if someone could give me an example - OR if the job wait can be bypassed another way?

Thanks so much!
Old 08-31-2017, 02:06 AM   #2
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I have exactly the same problem - How to add Parameter to USB printer?

I am using the latest cups version and have exactly the same problem.

How can i add IPP options like the mentioned waitprinter=false to USB connected printer?

All the documentation i have found is related to network printer. If i add parameter to the DeviceURI the printer does not responds any more.


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