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05-11-2011 08:58 AM
Can anyone fix the Low on Ink warning problem with CUPS on linux? Essentially, CUPS stalls jobs in the print queue when a cartridge reports low on ink. There needs to be some way to ignore this warning in linux. I have a Compaq SR1630NX running Ubuntu 10.10 with a C4680 attached using USB. I work from an HP mini210 netbook over wireless using a secure X protocol to my desktop (the Compaq). I can run Windows 7 or various flavors of linux on the netbook. While working from the netbook, I initiate prints on the desktop. If a low ink warning occurs, the CUPS driver on the desktop stalls the queue. This occurs as soon as the low ink level is reached. With a Black XL cartridge there are probably still a hundred good pages left, but there is no way to print them because the print queue is stalled.
There really needs to be a way to tell CUPS to ignore a low ink warning - perhaps write it to a log. The stall the queue behavior makes the printer unusable with linux.