IPP Mail Archive: RE: Re:FW: IPP> CUPS printer "is not

IPP Mail Archive: RE: Re:FW: IPP> CUPS printer "is not

RE: Re:FW: IPP> CUPS printer "is not ready" -- how to make it rea dy?

From: McDonald, Ira (imcdonald@sharplabs.com)
Date: Mon Nov 22 2004 - 16:52:30 EST

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    Hi Martin,

    Please direct your questions to Michael Sweet (copied again above).
    I don't know any about support for CUPS.

    Cheers,
    - Ira

    Ira McDonald (Musician / Software Architect)
    Blue Roof Music / High North Inc
    PO Box 221 Grand Marais, MI 49839
    phone: +1-906-494-2434
    email: imcdonald@sharplabs.com
    -----Original Message-----
    From: Martin Schwarzkopf [mailto:mschwarzkopf@terra.com]
    Sent: Monday, November 22, 2004 12:58 PM
    To: ipp; imcdonald
    Subject: Re: Re:FW: IPP> CUPS printer "is not ready" -- how to make it
    ready?
    Importance: High

    Thanks Ira,

    All of them are parallel printers. The configuration
    I have in both sides, server and client, is very simple.

    Please tell me if you need to know anything else.

    Regards and thanks in advance,

    Martin.

    /etc/cups/printers.conf (server side - extract):

    <Printer sales1>
    Info Epson FX-890
    Location Rose Kellner (rkellner - IPP)
    DeviceURI ipp://rkellner.neukont.com/printers/lp
    State Idle
    Accepting Yes
    JobSheets none none
    QuotaPeriod 0
    PageLimit 0
    KLimit 0
    </Printer>

     
    /etc/cups/printers.conf (client side):

    <DefaultPrinter sales1>
    Info EPSON FX-890 (filtered)
    Location Rose Kellner (rkellner)
    DeviceURI parallel:/dev/lp0
    State Idle
    Accepting Yes
    JobSheets none none
    QuotaPeriod 0
    PageLimit 0
    KLimit 0
    </Printer>
    <Printer lp>
    Info EPSON FX-890 (raw)
    Location Rose Kellner (rkellner)
    DeviceURI parallel:/dev/lp0
    State Idle
    Accepting Yes
    JobSheets none none
    QuotaPeriod 0
    PageLimit 0
    KLimit 0
    </Printer>

    De:"McDonald, Ira" imcdonald@sharplabs.com

    Para:"'Mike Sweet'" mike@easysw.com,"McDonald, Ira"
    imcdonald@sharplabs.com,"'Martin Schwarzkopf'" mschwarzkopf@terra.com

    Copia:

    Fecha:Mon, 22 Nov 2004 08:49:50 -0800

    Asunto:FW: IPP> CUPS printer "is not ready" -- how to make it ready?

      

    > Hi Martin,
    >
    > I'm forwarding your question directly to Michael Sweet
    > (principal author of CUPS), for his comments.
    >
    > You might also want to visit the CUPS Support link:
    >
    > http://www.cups.org/support.php
    >
    > The IPP WG mailing list is really the wrong place for
    > CUPS support questions.
    >
    > Cheers,
    > - Ira
    >
    > Ira McDonald (Musician / Software Architect)
    > Blue Roof Music / High North Inc
    > PO Box 221 Grand Marais, MI 49839
    > phone: +1-906-494-2434
    > email: imcdonald@sharplabs.com
    >
    >
    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: owner-ipp@pwg.org [mailto:owner-ipp@pwg.org]On Behalf Of Martin
    > Schwarzkopf
    > Sent: Monday, November 22, 2004 2:28 AM
    > To: ipp
    > Subject: IPP> CUPS printer "is not ready" -- how to make it ready?
    > Importance: High
    >
    >
    > Perhaps this is a little long to explain but I need
    > to do it this way so you can have a complete idea of
    > my problem.
    >
    > I am in charge of a 25 PC network at the place I work,
    > 23 PCs have Linux installed as Operating System and
    > 2 of them have Windows XP. The server is also a Linux
    > box running an application made in Cobol. All the
    > Linux boxes have SuSE Linux 9.1.
    >
    > We have around a dozen matrix printers (Epson FX-890)
    > connected to some linux stations and a laser printer
    > (HP LaserJet 1300) connected to one of the windows PCs.
    >
    > All the PCs connect to the Linux server through a ssh
    > session.
    >
    > At the Linux Server, all the printers (Linux and Windows)
    > are declared as remote raw printers so that the users
    > can print from the Cobol application.
    >
    > This server application sends pure text to the remote
    > printers. At the server, the remote queues are declared
    > as with CUPS at the Linux PCs and with SMB at the
    > windows one.
    >
    > Each Linux workstation printer has 2 queues defined.
    > One raw queue called "lp" to receive the jobs sent
    > by the server and one filtered queue for the local
    > printing (usually jobs from OpenOffice). This queue
    > is usually named according to the labour of the user
    > (sales5, credit2, control1, etc)
    >
    > The laser printer connected to the Windows PC works
    > fine. ALWAYS. The matrix printers work only perfectly
    > when the user sends a local print job (OpenOffice,
    > Mozilla, Gimp, etc). The problem is that when the
    > server sends a raw print job to the remote queues,
    > frecuently, the printer status turns to "Printer is
    > not ready" without any reason. This happens more or
    > less after 3 or 4 print jobs sent to same remote
    > queue.
    >
    > Sometimes the queue looks empty, and some others don't.
    > The strange thing is that the user gets a complete and
    > normally printed job, but when the printer turns to the
    > "Printer is not ready" state, even when the report seems
    > to be finished, sometimes it still appears in the queue.
    >
    > The only way I found to solve this, was creating a
    > script to modify the /etc/cups/printers.conf file
    > to turn it to "Printer IS ready" and to restart the
    > daemon. (CUPS 1.1). This script checks the queue
    > every minute.
    >
    > It doesnt matter if the jobs was still appearing in
    > the queue, if the printer turned to the "is not ready"
    > state, it will be printed again when I restart the
    > daemon!!! So, if the user is printing numbered
    > invoices or in a different kind of paper, they waste
    > resources ans time.
    >
    > If the report is quite long (3 or more minutes), the
    > printer queue will turn again into the "not ready"
    > state before it finishes and the cron daemon will
    > restart the cups daemon and I that user will have
    > 3 or more copies of the same report.
    >
    > Can anybody lend me a hand? We were working with
    > SuSE 8.0 before and this didn't happen. I have this
    > problem since the upgrade to 9.1
    >
    > I think that the "Job Persistence" feature of cups is, in
    > part, cause of my problem. Do you know how to disable it?
    > I will appreciate any help anyone can give to me.
    >
    > Thanks a lot in advance,
    >
    > Martin Schwarzkopf
    > mschwarzkopf@terra.com
    >
    >
    >
    >
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