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ionmich 11-09-2004 07:23 PM

Slack 10 printer how-to
 
Is there a Slack 10 printer how-to somewhere in this forum? Having problems getting my Epson dot-matrix working. I recall similar problems with 9.0 but can't recall the fix.

Peacedog 11-09-2004 07:40 PM

Hi ionmich, please post the model/make of your epson printer, and we'll try to help you get it going. You may want to check out this link.

http://www.linuxprinting.org/printer...cgi?make=Epson

If your printer is listed, it may guide you to some quick instructions to get things working.
good luck.

ionmich 11-09-2004 09:25 PM

Epson LQ-570 on the parallel port. After booting the printer appears to be not connected. The usual ready light is not on. When I try to print a test page from the setup at localhost:631 nothing happens. My printing manager indicates CUPS is selected and the Epson is accepting jobs.

Isn't there somewhere in the post-boot sequence I'm supposed to request parallel port support?

gbonvehi 11-09-2004 09:35 PM

You've to uncomment the lines that loads parallel port stuff in /etc/rc.d/rc.modules.
The lines are: /sbin/modprobe lp and /sbin/modprobe parport_pc

ionmich 11-10-2004 05:49 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by gbonvehi
You've to uncomment the lines that loads parallel port stuff in /etc/rc.d/rc.modules.
The lines are: /sbin/modprobe lp and /sbin/modprobe parport_pc

Thanks. Great! I now have a /dev/lp0 and if I "cat filename >/dev/lp0" I get results from the printer. I now know that the CUPS server is running. But whatever gets sent to the printer via CUPS never gets there.

Any suggestions?

IRIGHTI 11-10-2004 06:08 PM

remove the lprng package and restart cups.

lprng and cups don't play nice together.

malo_umoran 11-11-2004 01:13 AM

and change the symbolic links:

/usr/bin/lpr -> lpr-cups

because they are still showing to old lpr package, also after you delete it.

M.

gbonvehi 11-11-2004 01:38 AM

ionmich does the test page inside CUPS works?
If not, try readding the printer, i remember when I loaded the modules a new protocol (i think it was parallel://) was added as an option in CUPS.

ionmich 11-11-2004 12:24 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by malo_umoran
and change the symbolic links:

/usr/bin/lpr -> lpr-cups

because they are still showing to old lpr package, also after you delete it.

M.

When I checked it was pointing to lpr-cups.

ionmich 11-11-2004 12:34 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by gbonvehi
ionmich does the test page inside CUPS works?
Yes the test page now works. But that's all. Anything else that gets to the printer is garbage and form feeds.


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