How to resume CUPS printer in Linux via the Command Line

  1. Find the printer to resume
    lpstat -p
  2. After entering the command above you should see a similar message as below
    printer HP_LaserJet_P2015 disabled since Wed 25 Sep 2013 09:35:59 AM SAST -
            /usr/lib/cups/backend/hp failed
    printer HP_LaserJet_P2015_Series is idle.  enabled since Wed 05 Dec 2012 08:16:07 PM SAST
  3. Enable the printer, replace printer name with your printer
    cupsenable HP_LaserJet_P2015
  4. To verify if the printer has been enabled enter the lpstat -p command again
    lpstat -p

    Now you should see similar message as below indicating that the printer has been enabled

    printer HP_LaserJet_P2015 now printing HP_LaserJet_P2015-367.  enabled since Wed 25 Sep 2013 09:42:09 AM SAST

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