[Linux] Printer is Paused

Today got a weird problem with my HP printer. It would say that the Printer is paused.

After searching a bit found out that this is because the printer driver (cups) gets paused due to any printer error. In my case it was due to the paper jam.

The solution is quite simple.

1. Go to http://localhost:631/

This will open the cups maintenance page. If a password is asked, give your login password which has root rights.


2. Click on printers tab.  You will see your printer listed and in paused state.

 3. Click on the printer and go to the dropdown for 'Maintenance' and click on 'resume'.

4. You will see the following kind of screen and when you click on printer again, you will see that status has changed from 'paused' to 'idle'.