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Re: [seul-edu] Sleeping Printer

    Are you using a SCSI drive by any chance? I had one with an undocumented jumper that, if memory serves, made the drive sleep if it was missing. (Or maybe present.) . You might want to do a web search for your drive model to see about those extra jumpers and switches mysteriously scattered on the controller. 
Dave Prentice
-----Original Message-----
From: maynord <maynord@terracom.net>
To: seul-edu@seul.org <seul-edu@seul.org>
Date: Tuesday, October 10, 2000 4:11 PM
Subject: [seul-edu] Sleeping Printer


I continue to work on our school Linux system -- big job, but much fun!

I have a troubleshooting question:  All our machines connect to a networked
computer-printer (just one at this point).  Printing works fine throughout the
day.  However, if no one prints for a couple of hours, the hard drive goes to
sleep.  Thereafter, no luck with printing until you wake the machine up with
the space bar or mouse.

I have checked the BIOS and disabled all power saving -- the operating system
as well.  But still it goes to sleep.  The print machine is an old P90.

I thought maybe there was a "ping" type utility or "stayalive" utility that
would keep the printer-computer operative.  I know the usual solution is to buy
a dedicated network computer, but our school operates off of donated resources.

Any suggestions?


Robert Maynord