Starting a stopped printer linux

HI:
My admin dept have 'done nothing' but have managed to 'stop' a printer .
Does anybody know how to start a printer in linux, that has been stopped?
CENTOS 5
Richard TeasdaleFinancial ControllerAsked:
Who is Participating?
 
fosiul01Connect With a Mentor Commented:
have look to this one

http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/linux-how-to-start-and-stop-printer-queues/

use lpq to check the status and print que name
0
 
joolsCommented:
isnt it just `lpadmin -E <printername>` It's been ages since I used a printer in linux! :-)

I think you need admin rights though...

It may also be "stopped" for a reason.... displaying the printer and queue info will normally give you the info.

0
 
Richard TeasdaleFinancial ControllerAuthor Commented:
Thank you very much! Very relieved at your prompt and helpful reply!
0
 
Morne LateganCommented:
If its a Windows printer, and you're using cups, then probably someone printed to the printer while the box it was connected to was switched off. Cups will try 3 times by default, and then disable the printer if it still can't connect to it. There is a setting in the latest cups to set it to try forever.
0
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

All Courses

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.