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Old 11-03-2003, 02:34 PM   #1
inkysplat
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Angry Printers printing garbage?


I'm running mandrake 9.1, and i have a Canon BJC-250 (i know it's pretty old) it runs on a parrellel port, Mandrake has the drivers and stuff for it that part appears okay.

but when i boot mandrake up it turns my printer on and the printer wants paper if i give it paper it prints a load of garbage, it's not even text it's a load of unreconised characters it only does a line or two of this and then want another sheet to print the same stuff on.

i don't do a lot of printing, but it'd be nice not to switch my PC on a late a night and have a printer start banging and claning at you, & waste paper!

so does anyone know why this happens? or how to fix it?

also does anyone have the same problem?
 
Old 11-03-2003, 03:27 PM   #2
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maybe you have some garbage print job in the print que.
at the prompt, type
lpq
if you get some stuff you can take themoff the que with
lprm <print job number>
like lprm 343
you'll still have to clear stuff from your printers cache by turning off the printer.
 
  


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