I can't cancel an active an printing print job. Either lprm or CUPS'
cancel will remove the active job from the print queue, but it keeps
printing anyway. It makes me wonder if the bits for the job are already
in the parallel port memory of my system or in the printer memory.
Sometimes I can get the job to stop by unhooking the printer cable and
powering off the printer for a good while. Other times I have to do
that and power down the computer too. A couple days ago even that was
not enough -- I restarted the computer too soon, i.e. I did a reboot
instead of a power off. In that case I had to power the machine off.
I left it off for about 30 minutes and then the print job finally was
gone.

How can I get the print job to stop without so much hassle?

Thanks....

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