Printer/spooler problem on RedHat
I have a Canon BJC-620 on the parallell port on a Toshiba Satelite 4080 XCDT with RedHat 8. It was working, but no more.
I can put it into the config window as a local printer manually, and it turns up in this list.
It does not turn up as a choice in e.g. OpenOffice.
Testprint in config window fails, with almost immediate error message popping up.
I cannot find lpd as a process.
During logoff/stopping the stop sequence gives a "failed" message, and kill likewise later.
Syslog have the required messages og lpd start OK, but the stops fail.
Is the lpd corrupted? Do I have to deinstall something?
/sbin/chkconfig cups-lpd off
/sbin/service lpd restart
/sbin/chkconfig cups-lpd on
needs the /sbin/ service
infront of it
dont run the cups-lpd and the lpd at the same time they wrestle with each other over port 515
the above will start them both but when you reboot Cups-lpd will grab the port before the lpd and cause the whole thing to fault again
It responds that cups-lpd is not found. When stopping lpd it reports failed. Starting lpd gives the message: Get_local_host: hostname 'localhost.localdomain' bad. Why does it need this, where does it look for it?
its looking for your loopback address
you have lost it somehow
Spot on! Thanks.
great i had the same trouble a few months ago
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