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Old 10-01-2003, 01:30 AM   #1
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Question 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?
 
Old 10-01-2003, 01:55 AM   #2
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open terminal
su
<pass>

/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
 
Old 10-03-2003, 02:46 PM   #3
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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?
 
Old 10-03-2003, 06:37 PM   #4
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its looking for your loopback address

127.0.0.1


you have lost it somehow
 
Old 10-03-2003, 06:49 PM   #5
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Spot on! Thanks.
 
Old 10-03-2003, 06:51 PM   #6
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great i had the same trouble a few months ago

dummy me
 
  


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