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Old 08-21-2002, 10:16 PM   #1
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Question ps command not working


Hello there,
Two questions with background info:

(1) I am running Slackware v7.0 (BigSlack) and noticed
that when I enter the command ps -aux the following
error is displayed:
ps: error loading shared libraries:libproc.so.2.0.0:
cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory.

I am lost and confused. When I look at the /lib directory
where I presumed all the library files are, I can see a truck load of them but no 2.0.0.

How can I link to a substitute library if that is possible?

(2) After setting up myHP 4ML with apsfilter, I am able to print as long as I do not reboot. I have read both HOWTOs for printing but cannot make any headway in getting the printer to work all the time. Since my test page (tiger.gs) prints out ok, I assume that Postscript is installed. This is what I get when I do lpq at the command line:

queueing is enabled
printing is enabled
no entries
no daemon present

How in the world can I get the lpd daemon started?
Please excuse my long message. Hope someone out there has
a good idea of what is gong on. Thanks.
 
Old 08-21-2002, 11:11 PM   #2
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(1) Make sure you have installed the package containing "libproc.so.2.0.0". This package is called "procps" and you can verify if you have installed it by looking under your /var/log/packages for the file called "procps". If you have not installed it, you can find the install package in your Slackware 7.0 C.D. under <mount_point>/slakware/a8/procps.tgz and install it manually (as root) with the command "installpkg <mount_point>/slakware/a8/procps.tgz". Otherwise, you can re-install it by using removepkg, and then installpkg.

(2) I am not sure how you setup your printer, or whether this could be an 'lpd ' issue. How did you set up your printer to print your test page? What did you use to setup your printer?


On a side note, I would just upgrade to the latest slackware (currently 8.1-01, I believe), since v7.0 is 3 versions old, and things have changed a bit since then. . . especially security issues . . .

GL
 
Old 08-22-2002, 11:01 PM   #3
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LNXman thanks for your good advice. I got hold of procps, installed it and now everything is fine when I execute the ps command.

As for the printer, I installed apsfilter according to the instructions in Slackware 7.0. It was just a matter of following the prompts. I am printing ok now. I resolved the issue about the daemon not present by putting a command to start lpd in the rc.local file. I'll continue playing with this until it works without any flaws. I am trying to read as much as I can about Ghostscript and others things
related to printing.
 
  


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