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Old 08-01-2003, 01:03 PM   #1
gdeckler
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Printer not working, waiting for lp to become ready (offline ?)


OK, I have a printer connected to my parallel port. I am running a stripped-down old linux installation, kernel 2.0.0.

In my printcap file, I have tried the following to no avail:

lp:lp=/dev/lp0:sd=/usr/spool/lp0:sh
lp:lp=/dev/lp1:sd=/usr/spool/lp1:sh
lp:lp=/dev/par0:sd=/usr/spool/par0:sh

For each of these after I submit a job using lpr to the printer, the print jobs show up in the queue but performing an lpc status lp give me:

lp:
queuing is enabled
printing is enabled
1 entry in spool area
waiting for lp to become ready (offline ?)

Does anyone have any ideas on how to get this printer working?
 
Old 08-04-2003, 06:14 PM   #2
Mathieu
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I believe you need to add a filter.

Take a look at the printcap MAN page for filter.
http://www.repton.com/easydocs/linux...5/printcap.htm
 
  


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