Re: Odd printer problem
Rodolfo Medina <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I'm facing the following odd problem:
> when I do: `escputil -c' to clean the printer's heads, the output looks good:
> $ escputil -c -r /dev/usb/lp0
> Escputil version 5.0.2, Copyright (C) 2000-2006 Robert Krawitz
> Escputil comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; for details type 'escputil -l'
> This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it
> under certain conditions; type 'escputil -l' for details.
> Cleaning heads...
> , but then nothing happens and the heads are not cleaned. I suspect this
> happens because the ink is short and the system is waiting for it to finish
> completely. But then I have the following problem:
> 1) until the ink is not finished, I can't clean heads;
> 2) until the heads are not cleaned, the paper is left blank and so the ink is
> not used up and cannot finish.
> What to do in this case? From cups mailing list I got no indications.
Camaleón <email@example.com> writes:
> If your ink levels are so low that cleaning is not possible, replace the
> ink cartridges. I suppose you can force a "replacement" :-?
I don't know how: until the ink is completely finished, the cartridges won't
reach the replacement position. :(