Printer lockup (FC4)

Anne Wilson 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
> >
> >had
> >
> > > > 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
> >
> >printer
> >
> > > > as stopped, but I am not allowed to re-start it, despite the fact
> > > > that
> >
> >I
> >
> > > > entered root's password.
> > > >
> > > > Is there any way out of this, or will I have to remove the printer
> > > > and re-install it?
>
> try
>
> # /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 
not.

Anne
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