Printer prints garbage

Ron iampure at
Tue Nov 15 16:45:50 GMT 2005

2005/11/15, James Bailie <jimmy at>:
> Ron wrote:
>  > On restart of the printer, FreeBSD will send it printing
>  > information, but it should *not* do this, since the printer is
>  > out of sync with FreeBSD. The result is garbage pages.
> This is perfectly reasonable behavior.  The print daemon does not
> know you are trying to stop it from printing.  It simply stalls
> the print job when the printer stops responding, and then resumes
> it when the printer is available again.  If you wish to stop a
> print job, use "lpq" to determine the job number and then feed
> that to "lprm" to dequeue the job.  Then you reset the printer to
> clear out its own buffer.  There is certainly a better way to do
> this than to yank the plug out of the wall.  One usually presses
> a button to reset a printer.
> --
> James Bailie <jimmy at>
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Epson is ready
no entries

Since there are no entries, I also can't do lprm.

I am using Cups(I forgot to mention this).

Regards, Ron

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