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Old 02-03-2004, 11:51 AM   #1
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print queue


How do I check/flush my print queue in Linux? What command is that/what KDE utility? I see where I can manage my printers, but when I hit "Edit Queue", it takes me to my printer driver. I'm trying to set up a printer I've never used before in Linux and am having trouble out of it, possibly from my older driver though. I have set it as default, but I think (even though I hit Apply Settings) that it still has stuff in the older driver that I still have installed alongside the fresh driver. This printer is working in a similar configuration under Windows (properly,anyway), but I do most of my "work" under Linux.

a side note: Has anyone heard any problems out of a driver for a IBM LazerPrinter E (Lexmark 4019)? I am trying to use a Lexmark 4019 LazerPrinter driver under both OS's and have the Windows version working. Where can I find a Linux update? (lemme guess, rpmfind.net? I should be ashamed for asking this. ).
 
Old 02-03-2004, 01:36 PM   #2
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the
lpq
is used for seeing the queues
and the
lprm
command is for removing a print job
see the man pages for more info on arguements that you can pass to these commands .

as of KDE, i have no idea as i don't use KDE ..
and according to linuxprinting.org the IBM 4019 has a perfect working status
so go here
and see if any of this info is helpful to you..
 
Old 02-03-2004, 02:06 PM   #3
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Naturally I found the KDE queue tool (print notification icon) just after I posted this. Why do I keep doing that? Anyway, I appreciate your response. My printer (mentioned) is not working at this time, and I am using the 4019 driver. It's spitting out garbage (cussing at me ), which is why I thought it was using the wrong driver. I have also noticed (under Windows) that there are three diferent drivers for it, and I had to download one to get it working. What's the deal? Will I need to download a new RPM for it?

Let me try that ppd file first though. Anything else I need?

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Old 02-03-2004, 06:18 PM   #4
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What do I do with my ppd file? I haven't seen a mention on what to do with it yet. (I bet I find it now when I log off and start looking again. ...but still post.)
 
Old 02-04-2004, 11:39 AM   #5
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lectraplayer,
I am using Mandrake 9.1, and it came with CUPS installed, so setting up printers (Both HP lasers, as it happens) was a breeze. Maybe you already have CUPS installed. Try entering

http://localhost:631/

In your browser, and take it from there.

Hope this helps.
 
Old 02-04-2004, 03:28 PM   #6
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I saw that in the man pages on my RedHat 9 system. I have yet to find anything about what to do with ppd files. Any ideas on where in that database it might be?
 
Old 02-04-2004, 10:48 PM   #7
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Well, after trying to replace a CUPS generated ppd in /etc/cups/ppd with the downloaded ppd, my printer's still doing the same thing. I did make a backup of the original though. What could be the deal? Does RedHat 9 really use CUPS? ...or has someone heard that it uses something else? How would I know, and if I have several print managers, how would I know which one's handling it?

I found a record of where the ppd's are in the CUPS documentation of http://localhost:631 .

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Old 02-07-2004, 08:27 PM   #8
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Old 02-08-2004, 09:58 PM   #9
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bump

How would I know what print manager's recieving my jobs? I may be playing with the wrong manager.
 
Old 11-01-2010, 05:43 AM   #10
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6 years later: same problem, same printer

I am able though to print simple text from command line. When I try to print some OpenOffice document I get gibberish.
 
  


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