Aaron Konstam wrote: > I am still confused. When I get the message printer off-line it means > the printer is stopped. In the cups web pages for the printer I click on > start printer and it is no longer off-line. > > That seems to me what cups is saying to you about your printer. > You have the option of taking stopping a printer, but still accepting jobs for that printer. One use for this is to have more then one queue for a printer, each with a different type of paper. (Handy for printers that do not have different paper feeds.) You then bring the printer on-line for the type of paper you have loaded. For example, you may have a tractor feed printer that has invoice forms loaded normally, but you also use it to print checks. (Impact printers such as dot matrix printers are still the best way to do multi-part forms. - Lasers and inkjets do not do carbons...) Depending on the ErrorPolicy settings for a printer, CUPS may take it off-line if there is an error. So the printer may be set to go off-line if you run out of paper, and require you to start it manually again... Mikkel -- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!
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