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Old 10-17-2002, 11:53 AM   #1
Registered: Mar 2002
Distribution: Redhat 9.0, Debian, Knoppix, YellowDog
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Unhappy Ghostview and lpr - confused

I am using Ghostview to view PDF files and now would like to print them.

I have a remote JetDirect unit configured as an LPD print queue and can print happily from OpenOffice, Mozilla, etc. I can also quite happily send commands like:

cat /etc/hosts | lpr -P<Queue Name>

and that prints fine as well.

however, the command /usr/bin/lpr -P<Queue Name> fails to print anything in GhostView. This is despite the fact that if I go into the /var/spool/lpd/<Queue Name> directory and check then in both cases I see it transfer the data to the remote LPT1_PASSTHRU queue on the JetDirect, and see the associated JSUCC success command in the file.

I just want to print the odd PDF, can someone help me out please!

RedHat 8.0



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