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Old 10-04-2003, 05:28 PM   #1
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Help Printing w/ Slackware 9.1!


I recently just installed Slackware 9.1. I setup CUPS and am able to print a test page through the web interface. However, I dont know how to print anywhere else. If I print from epiphany or abiword by clicking the print icon nothing happens at all. In a terminal the lpr command is not recognized either. Is there another comman? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!!!
 
Old 10-04-2003, 06:03 PM   #2
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I just went through this. The cups web interface writes an incomplete printcap file if LPRng is installed. I removed the LPRng package and then went to the cups interface and removed the printer. Then I removed CUPs and rebooted. Installed CUPS back and the re-install the printer from the CUPs web interface which writes a new printcap file. I may have had some extra step but it works and took about 5 minutes.

Cups Fix from a previous thread

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Old 10-04-2003, 06:26 PM   #3
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Thanks, I will try that. I removed the LPrng package already and reinstalled my printer through the web interface but I did not reinstall CUPS package. I will try that and see if I have any luck.
 
Old 10-04-2003, 07:06 PM   #4
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Works great now. Thanks!
 
Old 10-04-2003, 07:48 PM   #5
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I noticed, after configuring CUPS through the web interface, whenever I ran 'checkpc -f' it would say my printcap file was missing an 'sd' (spool directory) entry.

I will have to try uninstalling LPRng later tonight (I'm in Winblows right now)
 
Old 10-07-2003, 10:23 AM   #6
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I can also print the test page after configured it with webInterface. But I dun know how to print other document.

I used to format a text-file with a2ps n redirect its output to a file, then view it with ghostview, n if it satisfy me than I print it with "lpr thatOutputFile".

I tried to use it n lpr said that it can not connect to myEpson lpd something I created with webInterface ..

After "removepkg lprng-3.8.22-i486-1" I can not even find those lpr,lpq stuff ..

Q: How to print a preformated file (postscript) with cups ? It seemed to support postscript level 3 as stated on TestPage. Actually epsonStylus Color 480 is a inkjet printer, if cups can print a postscript file on it would be great .. ?
 
Old 10-07-2003, 10:46 AM   #7
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Answer from http://www.cups.org/faq.php?29

What File Formats are Supported?

The basic CUPS distribution supports the following file formats on all printers:

* Text (many 8-bit charsets + UTF-8)
* PostScript
* PDF
* HP-GL/2
* Image Files:
o BMP
o GIF
o JPEG
o PhotoCD (baseline resolution only)
o PIX
o PNG
o PNM (PBM, PGM, PPM)
o SGI RGB
o Sun Raster
o TIFF (single page images only)

The current distribution also includes rules to allow automatic raw printing of PCL (HP), ESC/P (EPSON), and PostScript files from Windows clients.
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I just removed the printer added by using webInterface, removepkg-ed cups.., installpkg cups.., then those lp,lpr,lpq tools are all back .., but still cannot print the raw file/postscript

[root@tx97e:~/etc/named]$ lpr aPostscriptFile
[root@tx97e:~/etc/named]$ lpq
sc480 is ready
no entries <---------- Should show the queue/job

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Old 10-07-2003, 07:00 PM   #8
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thanks, shepper. that was easy.
 
Old 10-07-2003, 07:44 PM   #9
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Thank for wut, it has not printed yet darling ..
It worked now, cool

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Old 10-16-2003, 04:09 PM   #10
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Hi

lp, lpr, ... are just symbolic links to either the cups-version (lp-cups, lpr-cups, ...) or the lprng-version (lp-lprng, lpr-lprng, ...) of them.
Try: ls -l /usr/bin/lp

The package installed the latest claims the links at installation and removes them at its removal...

If you simply set the links correct (ln -sf /usr/bin/lp-cups /usr/bin/lp) for lp, lpr, lprm, lpq, lpstat and lpc (resides in /usr/sbin) it seems to work. 8-)

It seems to me there is nothing wrong with /etc/printcap.


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