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Old 03-17-2004, 04:09 AM   #1
mihailolja
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cannot install printer


Hello

I go to Mandrake Control centre, ( enter root password ) then hardware, click the printer Icon and then there are no more options although a small window appears saying things like "starting printer daemon etc "

any ideas?

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Old 03-17-2004, 04:52 AM   #2
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Wait for it to finish, or does it just..not finish
 
Old 03-17-2004, 05:05 AM   #3
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it finishes and then nothing............just greyness!

I have since tried using printtool from the command line, will let you know soon how I get on......

is it poss I can install via printtool but not gui?


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Old 03-17-2004, 05:36 AM   #4
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The printer drake can not be run in console mode. Try typing in mcc from a console, and doing the same thing maybe there will be output of the error.
 
Old 03-18-2004, 04:03 AM   #5
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well ....now the printer is installed thanks to running mcc as you suggested

but.....still nothing prints, when I do lpq there are no entries. ( after having tried to print an email )

the printer works with my windows machine ( its an old HP deskjet 510 )

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Old 03-18-2004, 05:42 AM   #6
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another thing.......shouldn't the printer appear in the dev directory somewhere?


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