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Old 05-17-2004, 12:21 PM   #1
walterbyrd
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/dev/lp0 not configured correctly?


I am dual booting, windows side works perfectly. I have, what should be, a very simple situation. One parallel port, one PC, HP LaserJet series II <- very standard printer. Working with debian sarge.

I absolutely can not get any acknowledgement of any kind from my printer. I'm certain that the hardware is configured correctly. The following, produces nothing:

# echo "test" > /dev/lp0

The ready light doesn't even blink, absolutely nothing. I don't get an error message either.

# lpinfo -v
network socket
network http
network ipp
network lpd
direct parallel:/dev/lp0

# lpstat -t
scheduler is running
system default destination: LaserJet
device for LaserJet: parallel:/dev/lp0
LaserJet accepting requests since Jan 01 00:00
printer LaserJet is idle. enabled since Jan 01 00:00

Any idea what I can do before I yank debian off my system?
 
Old 05-17-2004, 03:02 PM   #2
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I'm not a printing expert but here are some links that I hope will help you to help yourself.

Debian reference:
http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/re...html#s-printer

Rute:
http://www.icon.co.za/~psheer/book/node24.html.gz

Apsfilter worked fine for me in Slackware and FreeBSD (but then I discovered the joys of Debian and CUPS ):
http://www.defcon1.org/html/Networki...apsfilter.html



Update: I found a thread that discusses Apsfilter in Debian, and it appears that Debian uses a different command to invoke the Apsfilter config script than Slackware and FreeBSD. Also, according to this discussion, you need to get lpr working before using Apsfilter.

http://lists.slug.org.au/archives/sl.../msg00680.html

Last edited by Dead Parrot; 05-17-2004 at 03:40 PM.
 
  


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