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Here are a series of articles related to printing with free software. These are developer-focused; user documentation and tutorials may be found elsewhere on this site. Articles marked `LP' are locally written; others are links to pages elsewhere.

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beh - The Backend Error Handler

Very annoying with CUPS is that when an error on the communication between the CUPS backend and the printer occurs, CUPS disables the print queue and to be able to continue printing an administrator (root access required) has to re-enable the queue. It is not enough to simply fix the printer's communication problem (like turning it on, fixing the network connection, ...).

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