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[Bug 1175] New: CUPS disables printers at weekends [solution included]


           Summary: CUPS disables printers at weekends [solution included]
           Product: Skolelinux
           Version: sarge-release-2.0r0
          Platform: x86
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: P2
         Component: Configuration
        AssignedTo: debian-edu@lists.debian.org
        ReportedBy: rgx@gmx.de

Especially after long weekends, colleagues complaint about dysfuncional 
printers. The reason was that CUPS disables printers that don't react within a 
given time. This happens on weekends, when printers are turned off while there 
are jobs left on the queue.

The easiest solution for this looks like this: 
Write a cronjob that runs every morning and starts your printer(s):

# cupsenable -c MyPrinterID

Option "-c" clears the queue before activating the printer.

To get a list of your printers, on root@tjener can type:

# grep '^<\(Default\)\?Printer ' /etc/cups/printers.conf

Max gave a hack that turns on all given printers in a row:

grep '^<\(Default\)\?Printer ' /etc/cups/printers.conf | sed -e
        's/^<\(Default\)\?Printer \(.\+\)>/\2/' | \
while read printer; do
        cupsenable $printer

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