Persistent Cups process

Trey Sizemore trey at
Wed Nov 26 15:12:57 PST 2003

On Wed, 2003-11-26 at 15:35, Guy Van Sanden wrote:
> I'm having trouble with cups...
> My printer's ink cartridge got completely empty, and I didn't have a
> replacement handy.  So I killed of all print jobs.
> Unfortunately, one of the cups processes for the running job seems to be
> stuck.
> "...54562  0.0  0.4  2616 1140  ??  D     5:51PM   0:52.48
> parallel:/dev/lpt0 198 ..."
> I tried kill -9, but nothing helps.
> Shutting down cups doesn't do it either, and I don't want to reboot the
> box for it (reminds me too much of Windows).
> Any ideas how I can get rid of it?
> I'm on FreeBSD 5.1-RELEASE, Cups 1.1.19 with gimp-print.
> Kind regards
> Guy

Why not use the CUPS admin tool to cancel the print job?  Just go to
http://localhost:631/ in your browser, go to Jobs, and kill the job. 
Unless I misunderstood the problem (which I've done before), this should



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