Printer lockup (FC4)
cannewilson at googlemail.com
Thu May 10 17:41:08 UTC 2007
On Thursday 10 May 2007, Jack Byers wrote:
> Jack Byers byersj at hotmail.com
> > > On Wed, 2007-05-09 at 20:45 +0100, Anne Wilson wrote:
> > > > I sent a large print job to my file/print server, but unfortunately I
> > > > a paper jam after page 1. Since then I have not been able to print
> > > > anything to that printer. The localhost:631 interface shows the
> > > > as stopped, but I am not allowed to re-start it, despite the fact
> > > > that
> > > > entered root's password.
> > > >
> > > > Is there any way out of this, or will I have to remove the printer
> > > > and re-install it?
> # /sbin/service cups restart
That was the first thing I tried, Jack. In fact, cups is working fine, as I
can print to the other printers.
Usually, in the past, I have managed to restart a printer using the
localhost:631 interface. Once, long ago, I had a situation very much like
the current one, and the only way I could resolve it was to remove that
printer and re-install. I had hoped that either my understanding had
improved since then or the available tools were better - or both. It seems
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