December 8, 2003

My CUPS Runneth over

This is a silly tech tip, one that I’m placing here pretty much because I forget it every time I need it. When using CUPS (Common Unix Printing System) it may happen that a user’s printer simply disappears out of the ‘Printers window (this is in Nautilus, on linux). The reason is usually that the partition where CUPS keeps its spool has filled up (typically /var) and needs to be cleaned out. CUPS will ‘helpfully’ remove the printer icon to let you know that it is unusable. It’d be nice if it also told you what the problem was, but, you know, we take what we can get.

Posted by jbz at December 8, 2003 2:50 PM
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