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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:44 pm    Post subject: Can only print if printer was connected and running on boot Reply with quote

I have a laser printer (a Brother HL-5340DL) connected to my computer via USB. Printing to that printer used to work fine for some time, but recently, cups seems to have developed a problem where printing to USB will only work if the printer was powered on and connected on system boot. Since I use my printer somewhat infrequently and leave it powered off when not needed, this usually means I have to reboot in the middle of things if I want to print something.

The printer is always listed as
Code:
Processing, Accepting Jobs, Not Shared
, but all jobs show a status of
Code:
"Waiting for printer to become available."


I have tried pausing and resuming the printer via cups' web interface and restarting cupsd itself. The only thing that seems to work is a reboot.

Cups on my system is version 2.1.4 and is built with these use flags:

Code:
USE="X acl dbus pam python ssl threads usb -debug -java -kerberos -lprng-compat (-selinux) -static-libs -systemd -xinetd -zeroconf" ABI_X86="(64) -32 (-x32)" PYTHON_TARGETS="python2_7"


CONFIG_USB_PRINTER is disabled in the running kernel, as advised on https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Printing#Locally_attached_printer_.28USB.29

Does anyone have an idea what might have gone wrong there?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you inspected the dmesg after boot with printer turned on and after boot without printer?
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