This bug still affects me (after 7 years?) - I can clear it using the workround of deleting the incorrect status from printers.conf but this isn't really a solution.
System is Linux gryphon 4.4.0-87-generic #110-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jul 18 12:54:58 UTC 2017 i686 i686 i686 GNU/Linux Printer is a Canon MP495 operating over a wireless network. -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Ubuntu Touch seeded packages, which is subscribed to cups in Ubuntu. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/559331 Title: Permanent "Printer-out-of-paper" message. Status in cups package in Ubuntu: Confirmed Bug description: Binary package hint: cups This probably has to do with CUPS. Version: 1.4.1- 4ubuntu2.4 (latest on Karmic). I was printing a document when the printer was out of paper and got a message that "The printer is out of paper". I went to reload it and clicked resume on the printer and printing carried on normally. From this point on, the message "The printer is out of paper" is permanently stuck on the printer. - Every time i print, i get the message "The printer is out of paper", but the printing occurs without errors. - The configuration tool (system-config-printer 1.1.12) shows the printer with the red error sign. When viewing the properties of said printer, in the "Ink/Toner Levels" section, i have the "Status Message": "Printer HP-Officejet-Pro-k550 is out of paper". If i click refresh then i get a "CUPS server error": "There was an error during the CUPS operation: 'client-error-document-format-not-supported'." (Not sure this is relevant). Removing and reinstalling the printer fixes this. To manage notifications about this bug go to: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/cups/+bug/559331/+subscriptions -- Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~touch-packages Post to : firstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~touch-packages More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp