How to prevent cups from printing old jobs after system reboot

Asked by Andreas Frische on 2008-02-28

when i reboot my computer, i don't except my printer to print a job i issued possibly weeks ago. i think it would be better if the system asks me, what to do.

DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=8.04
DISTRIB_CODENAME=hardy
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu hardy (development branch)"

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Andreas Frische
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This question was originally filed as bug #196670.

Iulian Udrea (iulian) said : #1

Thank you for taking the time to report this issue and helping to make Ubuntu better. Examining the information you have given us, this does not appear to be a bug report so we are closing it and converting it to a question in the support tracker. We appreciate the difficulties you are facing, but it would make more sense to raise problems you are having in the support tracker at https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu if you are uncertain if they are bugs. For help on reporting bugs, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ReportingBugs

Thank you.

Please open a Terminal from the menu Applications->Accessories->Terminal and type:

sudo gedit /etc/rc.local

give your user password when requested, you don't see nothing when you type it, then press enter.

Then write before the "exit 0" row (don't touch it) this row:

/usr/bin/lprm -

And try

Hope this helps

Thanks for your effort.

However i was perfectly aware of /etc/rc.local. I initially filed this as a (wishlist! ) bug though, because i had something similar to what Windows does in mind, namely an dialog asking the user.

i will close this "answer" now. regards,

         Thank You !!!!!!!!! I had the same challenge and was debating whether or not to re-install
                   cups and/or I had misfigured something . Thanks again . Wesley