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Print Queue Doesn't Clear

Postby mfreeman on Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:05 pm

I'm trying out LMDE until Mint 12 comes out (or possibly longer, depending on what messes Ubuntu makes this time). One problem I'm having is that every time I print, the job goes through fine, but after it's done printing, the printer icon stays on the panel. When I click on it to open the print queue, it still shows the job, like this:


Job Document Printer Size Time submitted Status

36 Untitled1 Epson-Workforce-610 463k 9 hours ago Processing


I've tried hitting Cancel and Delete, and neither works. It will stay there until I restart the computer. I haven't tried printing multiple documents (I'll try that later -- LMDE has a load of problems that I'm trying to sort out, so this isn't the highest on my priority list), but I'm wondering if this problem will prevent other print jobs from going through.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks!
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Re: Print Queue Doesn't Clear

Postby petersk on Wed May 16, 2012 10:23 pm

Did anyone ever provide you with an answer on this? For the love of ____, I've been having the same problem and even rebooting doesn't clear the queue. It will restart on reboot.
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Re: Print Queue Doesn't Clear

Postby darethehair on Thu May 17, 2012 11:35 am

I know almost nothing about printing setup/problems on Linux, but I am curious if an 'lprm' command at the console would be any different than using the GUI?
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Re: Print Queue Doesn't Clear

Postby rich2005 on Thu May 17, 2012 3:00 pm

@pertersk

Have you tried opening up CUPS and checking on the jobs, sounds like one has failed and is stuck

Open firefox and type in localhost:631 which will open up CUPS, then select your printer, have a look at the 'all jobs' then if required delete using the maintenance menu.

screenshot http://i.imgur.com/O63hX.jpg
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Re: Print Queue Doesn't Clear

Postby petersk on Sun May 20, 2012 2:22 pm

Yes, I've gotten on the CUPs page like that and killed all jobs on that printer.
It somehow zombies and stays.
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Re: Print Queue Doesn't Clear

Postby ivarmv on Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:01 am

rich2005 was rigth .... all rules on http://localhost:631
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Re: Print Queue Doesn't Clear

Postby gubmint on Thu Aug 01, 2013 5:36 pm

rich2005 wrote:@pertersk

Have you tried opening up CUPS and checking on the jobs, sounds like one has failed and is stuck

Open firefox and type in localhost:631 which will open up CUPS, then select your printer, have a look at the 'all jobs' then if required delete using the maintenance menu.

screenshot http://i.imgur.com/O63hX.jpg


This was exactly what I needed, too, thanks. (Mint 15 and a Canon D420.) The print queue shows nothing in it, both through the Printers control center and the CUPS status report, but clearing all active jobs does the trick. Something gets clogged up in the background.
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Re: Print Queue Doesn't Clear

Postby mavpouck on Sun Sep 14, 2014 1:30 pm

"rich2005 was rigth .... all rules on http://localhost:631"
Worked for me too. Thanks a lot :-)
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