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Old 01-23-2007, 12:52 PM   #1
tmitch70377
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Question When Epson printer prints endless jibber how do you stop it?


HI,
I was trying to copy(print) a document on my scanner through Gimp and my printer, an "Epson Stylus Photo 700", just starts printing out an endless amount of jibberish and I can't stop it. I tried the "Print Jobs Manager" with no results. It just keeps on going, and going and going. How do I stop it in a console?
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Old 01-23-2007, 01:52 PM   #2
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HI,
I was trying to copy(print) a document on my scanner through Gimp and my printer, an "Epson Stylus Photo 700", just starts printing out an endless amount of jibberish and I can't stop it. I tried the "Print Jobs Manager" with no results. It just keeps on going, and going and going. How do I stop it in a console?
Thanks,
Tmitch70377
Typically, this means that you don't have the right driver selected. I always stop it by simply turning off the printer and cancelling everything in the print queue.

Note that--in GIMP--you have to setup the printer in the print dialog--even if it is already configured for other programs.
"setup printer" tab--just below the printer select dialog near the top of the print menu
 
Old 01-24-2007, 04:55 AM   #3
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when epsons start printing gibberish, just pull the plug form teh printer!, they somtimes do this even when the driver is working :-o
and nothing you do in software will stop, even unplugginge teh printer (usb or parrel) cable will not stop it!
 
Old 01-24-2007, 12:28 PM   #4
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Hi, I want to thank you guys for your help, and taking it easy on the "old & stupid", it's taken a lot of time and effort to get that way.
Thank you very much,
Terry
 
Old 01-24-2007, 12:40 PM   #5
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Alternatively, you leave it alone and it'll stop printing after a while. Takes a really long while, though, even 1kb .txt files take up reams of paper

 
  


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