Print queue is enabled but not processing print jobs in RHEL 7 and 8

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Print jobs in a print queue aren't being processed, but the queue is enabled and there are no errors. The output of lpstat -p lpq1 shows the following:

printer lpq1 now printing lpq1-0.  enabled since Sun May 16 20:32:58 2021


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7 and 8
  • Common Unix Printing System (CUPS) 1.6.3 and 2.2.6

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