New newbie problem: CUPS printing "job-stopped" - Powerpc

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  1. New newbie problem: CUPS printing "job-stopped"

    Hi again!

    Another newbie problem here: I had bought a Canon PIXMA MP160
    multi-function printer/scanner a couple weeks ago. I got the printer
    more or less working (sadly only capable of 600x600 resolution with the
    MP150 driver in CUPS/Gutenprint), and couldn't get the scanner working.
    Then my 6-year-old son decided to shove a piece of cardboard through the
    paper slot and it stopped working completely. I took the thing back, and
    the only thing the store would let me do without dropping more cash was
    to exchange it for the exact same model. I brought that home and tried
    it out.

    It seemed to work, and then through trial and error I got the scanner
    part to work. But now, every time I try to print, nothing happens. CUPS
    reports "printing: job-stopped" and says the printer is "Ready". I've
    looked in various places online to find info. Apparently, this is a
    pretty common problem. But none of the suggestions I've tried work.

    I'm using Debian Etch PowerPC GNU/Linux, and I've tried updating
    CUPSYS, Gutenprint, and Foomatic to the newest versions I can find in
    the Debian repositories (in Testing, not Unstable) as suggested in one
    forum post. I'm stumped and frustrated because I have to be able to
    print! Any ideas (besides throwing out either the printer or the OS -
    both of which I've considered lately)? Thanks!

    Mike Freeman
    mike [at] freeman-studio [dot] com

  2. Re: New newbie problem: CUPS printing "job-stopped"

    On Sat, 01 Sep 2007 21:07:43 -0700,
    Michael and Nicole Freeman , in
    wrote:

    >+ I'm using Debian Etch PowerPC GNU/Linux, and I've tried updating
    >+ CUPSYS, Gutenprint, and Foomatic to the newest versions I can find in
    >+ the Debian repositories (in Testing, not Unstable) as suggested in one
    >+ forum post. I'm stumped and frustrated because I have to be able to
    >+ print! Any ideas (besides throwing out either the printer or the OS -
    >+ both of which I've considered lately)? Thanks!


    Don't do either. What you're encountering is the default CUPS
    behaviour when it thinks it can't talk to the printer: it shuts down
    the queue.

    One way to solve it is to renable the queue:

    # cupsenable

    But once you've done that, oh, 3 times, it gets annoying. A more
    permanent fix is to change the default behaviour. As root, goto
    /etc/cups/

    and modify "printers.conf". Search on the string ErrorPolicy and
    change that line to read:

    ErrorPolicy retry-job

    instead of the default, which is:

    ErrorPolicy stop-printer

    Now, if there is acutally a connection problem, well, the job won't
    print. But you can come back and ask questions about that later.

    --
    Consulting Minister for Consultants, DNRC
    I can please only one person per day. Today is not your day. Tomorrow
    isn't looking good, either.
    I am BOFH. Resistance is futile. Your network will be assimilated.

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  4. Re: New newbie problem: CUPS printing "job-stopped"

    On Tue, 04 Sep 2007 13:17:17 +0100,
    Roger Leigh , in
    <871wdesjzm.fsf@hardknott.home> wrote:

    >+ I R A Darth Aggie writes:


    >+ > ErrorPolicy stop-printer


    >+ Note you can also set this in the web interface on a per-printer
    >+ basis without having to touch cupsd.conf.


    Yes, yes, that's all well and good. But I can never remember where to
    find the silly thing in the web interface. By the time I can remember
    where, I could have solved the issue with some quick editing.

    But what can I say? I'm just a command-line luddite.

    ;-)

    --
    Consulting Minister for Consultants, DNRC
    I can please only one person per day. Today is not your day. Tomorrow
    isn't looking good, either.
    I am BOFH. Resistance is futile. Your network will be assimilated.

  5. Re: New newbie problem: CUPS printing "job-stopped"

    I have a similar problem when my printers run out of paper. However, adding errorpolicy retry-job fixed the problem temporarily. Cups will overwrite your printers.conf file eliminating the errorpolicy retry-job entry. I am using Redhat ES 4.0. Any suggestions?

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