Need to manually "start printer" in hplip on Manjaro Gnome


I have my wife using Manjaro Gnome on a Thinkpad T-series laptop. We are using an HP Officejet which generally works very well. However, we frequentlly need to go into the hplip app and manually press the “Start Printer” button under the “Printer control” tab. Often, after booting, for some reason the printer’s default is stopped and it needs that manual start to send jobs.

Does anyone have any insight on why this might be? Amazing that printing is still maddening in 2020. Thanks!

The last stable update required manual intervation in the printer functionality,paste each command in the terminal to make it bootable automatically then reboot ,this should fix your problem.

sudo systemctl disable --now org.cups.cupsd.socket
sudo systemctl disable --now org.cups.cupsd.service
sudo systemctl disable --now org.cups.cupsd.path
sudo systemctl enable --now cups.service
sudo systemctl enable --now cups.socket
sudo systemctl enable --now cups.path

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Must do.

You can get away with only enabling/starting cups.socket. systemd will automagically start the needed services when required.


Tremendously helpful. Thank you!

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