Re: printer queue immortal - help!
On Tue, May 04, 2004 at 01:29:17PM -0400, richard lyons wrote:
> On Sunday 02 May 2004 14:56, Pigeon wrote:
> > 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.
> Thanks Pigeon. I killed a process with a long name including that "@:64" - no
> effect. Killed cups and then lpd - that stopped it (I could have
> done /etc/init.d/cups stop, etc, but didn't think of it).
> Of course, I have to unplug the printer from the computer if I restart the
> computer, as then the print service restarts and continues sending garbage to
> the printer. This means that I shall have to relocate the printer at
> another computer and hope not to repeat the problem there. Like the villain
> in a horror movie, the print job comes to life again however often I kill it.
> The only alternative is to find where the data is saved and delete it. Which
> brings me back to the original question. WHere else, other than /var/spool,
> does the data of a print job reside?
lprm doesn't work? (You may have to be root or a member of the group
owning the files.)
If you are using cups, you can delete it with lprm, the web-interface,
or yes in /var/spool/cups/d##### (where #### = job number I think,
ignore all the c### files---I think they are just the completed job
lpd, I believe also stores under /var/spool, but again lprm should work
to remove the file.
> PS (OT) how to turn off spell checking in kmail? Everything that isn't an
> english word (or even that is capitalized differently from american standard)
> is highlighted in red. Can't find the configuration: makes me see red....
Chris Harris <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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