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Hey Gary. First, does your printer even work? Second, are you trying to use LPRng with CUPS installed? I ran into a couple problems with both of these spooler systems conflicting sometimes. As far as lpc status, try using lpq , does that work?
The printer does work, I have used it on another system. I have also type:
echo "test printer" > /dev/lp0
and have received a reply on the printer.
The printer is an Epson action printer t1000
To answer your second question, I am trying to add this printer by hand, in other words editing the /etc/printcap and adding necessary directories and files.
Maybe that is where I am making a mistake, I have added a directory /print1 under /var/spool/lpd , and files under print1 of .seq, errs, lock, status. I have also changed permissions. Am I forgetting something?
I'd suggest you configure your printer by the CUPS web interface.
Open a web browser (konqueror or mozilla for instance) at
localhost:631 (no dial connection of course)
the "add printer" button and follow instructions.
Very easy and fast
Hope this helps
Thanks for the suggestion, but this computer is a stand-alone. It is not on any network. I would really like to add a printer by commands and editing files. I am a newbie to Linux, but not new to command lanquages. I have worked many years in the telco industry with PDS and TL1, which are proprietary command lanquages.