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LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 23, 2013
An "enum" for Python 3
An unexpected perf feature
LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 16, 2013
A look at the PyPy 2.0 release
Because CUPS finally 'just works'
Posted May 22, 2012 17:07 UTC (Tue) by jreiser (subscriber, #11027)
Posted May 22, 2012 17:33 UTC (Tue) by vivo (subscriber, #48315)
to restart a printer do it in maintenaince
Posted May 22, 2012 17:38 UTC (Tue) by nybble41 (subscriber, #55106)
It's in the "maintenance" drop-down list after you select "Printers" and then the name of your printer. Besides "cupsenable", this is also equivalent to:
> lpadmin -p $printername -E
The error behavior is also configurable with:
> lpadmin -p $printername -o printer-error-policy=retry-current-job
or by changing the ErrorPolicy line in /etc/cups/printers.conf.
This is for a more recent version of CUPS (1.5.2), and I'm not sure how well it translates to version 1.4.8. The maintenance drop-down, at least, has been around for quite some time.
Posted May 22, 2012 18:57 UTC (Tue) by job (guest, #670)
I normally just let gs speak directly to lp0, and use lpr/lpd to connect over a network. That does not give me all access to all the bells and whistles of modern printers, but it just works and it has worked for some fifteen years.
Disagree - web interface a GOOD idea.
Posted May 22, 2012 19:41 UTC (Tue) by boog (subscriber, #30882)
Doesn't prevent a more traditional API also being used.
Moreover, the way printer and peripheral support for Linux is going (in the wrong direction as far as I can see), a general move to embedded web technologies is quite helpful.
Posted May 23, 2012 7:56 UTC (Wed) by rvfh (subscriber, #31018)
Posted May 23, 2012 11:44 UTC (Wed) by jengelh (subscriber, #33263)
No, since lp* is out. But there is "cupsenable".
Posted May 23, 2012 22:56 UTC (Wed) by jjs (guest, #10315)
Posted May 26, 2012 23:23 UTC (Sat) by butlerm (subscriber, #13312)
Whatever the rationale is, the default for this on CUPS could hardly be more unfriendly. This sort of thing makes it look like a full employment program for system administrators. No wonder people want to replace it.
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