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Re: printer queue immortal - help!

On Tue, May 04, 2004 at 05:23:14PM -0400, richard lyons wrote:
> On Tuesday 04 May 2004 16:14, Benjamin Sher wrote:
> > Dear CW Harris:
> >
> > I had the same problem with my Okipage 14e in Xandros 2.0. The solution
> > is 1) to turn off your computer, unhook the parallel cable so as to
> > clean out the existing print job, then 2) to go to the Control Center in
> > KDE, Peripheral Devices and DELETE the printer, then reattach the
> > parallel cable to the printer, turn it on and then 3) ADD the printer
> > again to your list of printers. This should solve your problem and allow
> > you to start with a clean slate.

So are you saying you really had a job in the print queue that could
*not* be deleted otherwise?

> That makes sense.  The print queue will have to be a nice clean freshly 
> laundered one that way.  Still, I would love to know where the "hidden" spool 

So we are talking about cups, right?  This should specify where your
files go (disclaimer - not a cups guru):

(from /etc/cups/cupsd.conf):
# RequestRoot: the directory where request files are stored.
# By default "/var/spool/cups".
#RequestRoot /var/spool/cups

(Note that a normal user may not have permissions to read this

> file is.  This has happened to me more than once. And I assume the web 
> interface to cups will work as well as the kde printer manager - I am trying 

The web interface is not exactly my favorite, but it works from anywhere
in my network (with the proper setup to allow it).  This is nice on my
home LAN since I'm running a headless server for printing & storage.

> to wean myself off kde-dependence.  I'll give it a try in the morning, and 

The CLI commands are good to know, even if you normally use a GUI
interface. (man lpstat, and others).

And in a previous msg I mentioned "lprm" (part of the BSD compatibility
add-on cupsys-bsd).  I guess I *should* have been mentioning "cancel",
but I'm too used to the BSD-style I guess. :>

> print off my much-delayed job...
> Thanks to all.
> -- 
> richard

Chris Harris <charris@rtcmarketing.com>
GNU/Linux --- The best things in life are free.

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