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Re: printer queue immortal - help!



On Sun, May 02, 2004 at 12:52:57PM +0200, Richard Lyons wrote:
> Help!  I have an epson stylus c62 local on a sid box.  Mozilla sent it a 
> raw postscript file as text.  THis means dozens of pages of garbage.  I 
> tried to cancel the printjob:
>   - from CLI as the user whose job it was - failed
>   - from CLI as root - ditto
>   - by deleting files from /var/spool/cups - but continues to print
>   - by deleting files from /var/spool/lpd/lp - job now disappears from
>     lpq, but continues to print.
> 
> Switching off the printer and back on has no effect - it just carries on 
> printing.
> 
> Restarting lpd and cupsd has no effect.  Rebooting the computer has no 
> effect (yes, I got that desperate).  How can I stem the flow of 
> printout?  The data must reside somewhere...

ps ax, find the processes doing the printing and kill -9 them.

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