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 Printer not ready/power save problem
We normally use HP printers on all of our servers until a customer
purchased printers from different manufacturers (Sharp/canon).  The
print queue appears to be getting hung from time to time due to the
power save mode on the printer, if you believe lpstat.  Turning off the
power save mode fixes the symptom, however I am looking for a lpadmin
setting that might allow this to work.  Any ideas?


 Mon, 25 Sep 2006 21:09:27 GMT   
 Printer not ready/power save problem

There would be no lpadmin, etc setting unless you have setup the print
queue using Sharp/Canon software, if such a thing even exists.

If you have setup the printq with the included-with-Solaris netstandard
interface file, you could try to lengthen the timeout.  From the lpadmin
man page:

"The value  of  option  timeout  sets  the  seed  value for
backoff time when the printer  is  busy.  The  default
value  for  the  timeout  option  is  10  seconds."

so try lpadmin -p printqname -o timeout=20

and see if that helps.

But if the printer is looking for some special signal to "wakeup: from
powersave and not just taking more than 10 seconds to do so, you will
definately have to look into sharp/canon software.

 Sat, 30 Sep 2006 00:45:09 GMT   
 Printer not ready/power save problem

This is what I think is going on. I was hoping someone had used these type of
printer before.  Oh well....

 Sun, 01 Oct 2006 01:00:46 GMT   
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