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RE: [SLE] Printing Question
  • From: jostber <jostber@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2001 13:20:57 +0200
  • Message-id: <3B80B073@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
First you can try 'lprm -'. That will remove all jobs in the printer que
belonging to the user.

Then you can log in as root and run 'killall lpd'. That will stop the printer
daemon. Shut the printer off and on again. Restart the daemon with 'lpd'.

>===== Original Message From Steven Hatfield <ashari@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> =====
>I hardly ever print stuff, but I had to print an image tonight. I used the
>Gimp to open the image, and sent it to my Epson Stylus Color 900 (on the
>Parallel port). The default printer for the Gimp was set up wrong, and I
>didn't realize this until I pressed the print button... so a bunch of garbage
>was printing on the pages coming out of my printer!
>I used "cancel" to cancel the print job, and verified that it was history by
>typing "lpq" at the command line.. it said no entries... yet the printer was
>still printing.
>I shut off the printer, waited a minute and turned it back on again... no
>luck, it was still printing! I actually had to shut down my machine in order
>to get it to stop.
>What can I do if this happens again, so that I don't have to reboot my
>machine to "fix it"?
>Thanks for any help,
> Steven Hatfield
> Registered Linux User #220336 ICQ: 7314105
> Useless Machine Data:
> Running SuSE Linux 7.2 Professional and KDE2.2
> 9:05pm up 9 min, 1 user, load average: 0.10, 0.32, 0.21
>Random Quote:
>Court Room Quotes
>Q: "Do you recall approximately the time you examined the body of Mr.
> Edington at the Rose Chapel?"
>A: "It was in the evening. The autopsy started about 8:30 P.M."
>Q: "And Mr. Edington was dead at that time, is that correct?"
>A: "No, you stupid bastard, he was sitting on the table wondering why I was
> doing an autopsy!"
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