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#1 2022-01-14 20:08:15

paintcheck
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Registered: 2022-01-14
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Custom Printer out of Paper

Is there a way to change the size of the notifications for things like the printer being out of paper.

Long story short - I've built some custom kiosks for check-ins on XFCE that print to Zebra Label Printers.  This is for a non-profit so I'm not charging and doing my best.  I've got everything down pretty good except the current issue is when the printers run out, users do not realize it - try to check in and add more to the print queue.  Is there a way to display a larger message that stays above other windows until cleared to kindly let people know the kiosk is out of paper?  Thanks for any ideas.

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#2 2022-01-14 20:53:45

ToZ
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Registered: 2011-06-02
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Re: Custom Printer out of Paper

Hello and welcome.

Is a notification sent now when the printer runs out?

Can you programmatically determine, via a command line tool, whether the printer is empty? If so, you could send your own notification with the -t parameter set to "0" - meaning it will not timeout and will require a click to dismiss. Something like:

notify-send -t 0 "Printer is empty" "Please refill" -i printer

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#3 2022-01-14 21:40:45

paintcheck
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Registered: 2022-01-14
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Re: Custom Printer out of Paper

That makes sense, I will start looking to writing something that can query cups and use notify-send - Thanks!

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