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Old 04-01-2003, 07:01 PM   #1
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Printing and Sound Problems in RedHat 8.0


I recently installed RH 8.0 on my PC, making a dual boot with Win 98. I am new to the world of Linux; one major problem I am having has to do with printing. I am not sure what to do in order to get a document written on OpenOffice word processor to print. I tried search engines, but couldn't find any good tutorials. At one point, i tried "lpr /home/mydirectory/myfiles/textfile.php" at a terminal prompt, and that yielded the file contents correctly, but they were printed to the ends of the page, and were cut off. (textfile.php was created in Emacs)

As for sound (a less-inportant issue), my PC has an integrated port, and the sound configuration tool doesn't recognize anything, so no sound is possible.

Any help is appreciated.

BTW, if I upgrade to RH 9.0, will my apache settings (httpd.conf) and other such files be saved automatically, or must I back them up myself.
 
Old 04-01-2003, 07:05 PM   #2
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Also, the printer is an older Epson ActionPrinter 3250, conncected to the parallel port.
 
Old 04-01-2003, 07:48 PM   #3
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Originally posted by C-Squared
I recently installed RH 8.0 on my PC, making a dual boot with Win 98. I am new to the world of Linux; one major problem I am having has to do with printing. I am not sure what to do in order to get a document written on OpenOffice word processor to print.
What are you using to try to print--CUPS? Check out JetBlackz Configuring Printers page. This should help you out with CUPS. I set my printer up with apsfilter, but I don't know if RedHat has that feature. If you've got cups, then the link I just provided should help you out tremendously. You could also check out www.linuxprinting.org CUPS help page.

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I tried search engines, but couldn't find any good tutorials. At one point, i tried "lpr /home/mydirectory/myfiles/textfile.php" at a terminal prompt, and that yielded the file contents correctly, but they were printed to the ends of the page, and were cut off. (textfile.php was created in Emacs)
This seems as though your page setup needs to be configured. Check out www.linuxprinting.org for more info on this. You'll most likely be configuring it differently depending on whether you go with CUPS or LPD or whatever.

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As for sound (a less-inportant issue), my PC has an integrated port, and the sound configuration tool doesn't recognize anything, so no sound is possible.

Any help is appreciated.
If you could get us the sound card's chipset, we might be able to tell you how to get it working. If you can't find the sound card's chipset, we could really use the motherboard make and model to find out what it is. Once we've got the chipset, we can probably find the module (unless it's not supported). Once we've got the module, you'll end up with sound.

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BTW, if I upgrade to RH 9.0, will my apache settings (httpd.conf) and other such files be saved automatically, or must I back them up myself.
It's always a good idea to back them up yourself--even if it's done automatically. The one time you don't back them up will be the one time you lose everything. If anything is saved automagically, then you can always remove your backups later. Hope this helps.
 
Old 04-03-2003, 05:32 AM   #4
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I tried the following in Mozilla:

127.0.0.1:631
and
localhost:631

They result in a "connection refused" message. Any idea why?
 
Old 04-03-2003, 05:11 PM   #5
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Well I got in, so now what I need to do is figure out how to make it the default printer, so that it will automaticaly print from applications such as OppenOffice or emacs. I also need to fix the margins; the web interface has no option for doing so.
 
  


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