Re: Get Rid of Messed Print Jobs
* Nyizsnyik Ferenc (2007-05-27):
> On Sun, 27 May 2007 18:12:52 +0100
> Chris Lale <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > David Baron wrote:
> > > This is a problem we have all had, I think. Something goes wrong in
> > > a print job, paper jam or whatever. Instead of the printout, one
> > > will now get raw data numbers and stuff. So one turns off the
> > > printer and removes the job from the queue. Problem is that as soon
> > > as the printer is turned on, the garbage continues. Short of
> > > rebooting, there seems no way to stop the beast. Restarting cupsd
> > > does not help.
> > >
> > > Any ideas on how to get it cleaned out without a hard reboot?
> > Method 1
> > In your browser visit
> > http://localhost:631/
> > (localhost:631 works for me).
> > Click on the "Jobs" tab, identify the job on the list of print jobs
> > (probably the last one) and click on the "Cancel" button.
> > Method 2
> > In Gnome, open the printer icon in the top panel.
> > (Alternatively, from the desktop menu:
> > Desktop -> Administration -> Printing -> Your-printer-icon
> > (double-click).)
> > Identify the job on the list of print jobs, right-click on the job
> > for the context menu and click on "Cancel".
> Yes, if the job was sent via CUPS. If it was sent using lpr, then lpq
> and lprm are the right tools.
Don't forget "cancel" resp. "cancel -a" on CUPS.
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