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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.
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.
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 .. ?
The basic CUPS distribution supports the following file formats on all printers:
* Text (many 8-bit charsets + UTF-8)
* Image Files:
o PhotoCD (baseline resolution only)
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.
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
sc480 is ready
no entries <---------- Should show the queue/job
Last edited by linuxJaver; 10-07-2003 at 07:42 PM.