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Old 02-15-2003, 10:59 PM   #1
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apsfilter queston....


Hey all:

OK, I've looked everywhere, read all the documentation, and I still can't figure this out.

I am running slackware-current. I ran the apsfilter setup tool, and configured a printer. The printer is shared from a windows box on my network.

The test page prints, no problems.

Nothing else prints! lp will add jobs to a queue, but never prints. I checked /etc/printcap and there is a new entry for the printer configured by apsfilter.

What the heck am I doing wrong?

Charlie
 
Old 02-15-2003, 11:15 PM   #2
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Re: apsfilter queston....

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Originally posted by hjles
Hey all:

OK, I've looked everywhere, read all the documentation, and I still can't figure this out.

I am running slackware-current. I ran the apsfilter setup tool, and configured a printer. The printer is shared from a windows box on my network.

The test page prints, no problems.

Nothing else prints! lp will add jobs to a queue, but never prints. I checked /etc/printcap and there is a new entry for the printer configured by apsfilter.

What the heck am I doing wrong?

Charlie
Are you trying to print as a user? If so, check the permissions for the printer.
 
Old 02-16-2003, 12:24 AM   #3
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If you are printing say for an example, from mozilla, you have to go to file -> print -> properties and change the print command from what is there to lpr '-P aps1' . aps1 is the name that you gave the printer that you set up under apsfilter. Like for an example, if you add another printer, it could be aps2, and then aps3 and so on. This "aps1" is the default but you can change it.
If this works, Im sure it will, you have to change this in all of your applications.
Also sometimes, this is what I've heard, printing does not works automatically after you have set up even if the test page was suscesfull. But after rebooting it works.

good Luck
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Old 02-16-2003, 07:38 AM   #4
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that's it!

Hey:

Figadiablo, that was it! Thanks for the quick and accurate response!

OK - so now I can print. Which brings up a new question, does anybody know how to do "2-up" printing? I have a PDF document, and from windows I can print it so that two small pages print on each sheet of paper.

Anybodt know how to do this in slackware? I downloaded and installed acrobat for linux, and I tried xpdf, neither of them have the option.

-Charlie
 
Old 02-16-2003, 09:37 AM   #5
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You are welcome hjles. Glag to hear I was able to help you. Now with the "2-up", I really have no Idea, haven't tried that out yet. But if I find out something I'll let you know.
In the meantime you could try searching for that in http://www.google.com/linux , http://www.linuxprinting.org/ , or http://linuxquestions.org/questions/search.php?s= .

Good luck
Figa
 
Old 02-16-2003, 10:08 AM   #6
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possible answers

Hey:

I found two ways to "2-up' a pdf file.

First, and the easiest, is find the shell script 'pdfnup'. I found it on google. It uses the latex pdf utils to make the conversion.

Second, you could use the pdf2ps utility, then the psnup utility, then ps2pdf. This result is lower quality somehow than the 'pdfnup' script.

-Charlie
 
Old 02-16-2003, 12:29 PM   #7
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Which printer and driver are you using?


Figa
 
Old 02-16-2003, 12:45 PM   #8
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printer + driver

Hey:

I have a Lexmark Optra E (monochrome laser printer). I'm using the generic hp laserjet 4 driver.

Now that I have apsfilter working, and can print to my windows share, I'm pretty happy. Figuring out how to "2-up" my pdf files was just icing on the cake!

I was suprised at how easy apsfilter was to set up, once I realized my mistake. I was messing around with cups before, but now I'll leave it behind.

Interesting side note I mentioned in an earlier post:
To use "smb:///" in Nautilus (in slackware-current) you need to have cups installed, because whoever compiled the gnome-vfs package must have had cups installed at the time, making it a dependency. To fix this, you can reinstall gnome-vfs from the source package, making sure you don't have cups installed. It works fine after that!

-Charlie
 
Old 02-16-2003, 04:39 PM   #9
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Im glad everything work out. And yes apsfilter sure does a great job.

Cheers
Figa
 
  


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