How do I flush the printer queue in Ubuntu?

Aarrgghh! Wrong printer driver has resulted in my printer (Epson D78) chucking out reams of blank paper. I need to find out how to flush the buffer because restarting the machine doesn’t clear the buffer (neither does turning off the printer), so the buffer must be stored somewhere on the hard drive.

D’oh! Solved it. As the printer is connected to a Windows box, I had to go there and clear the buffer rather than from Ubuntu. Phew! Now I need to find the right driver for the printer…

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