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before i talk about my problem, here are some background, i updated slackware8.1 to 9.0 by DLing the packages and using pkgtool. everything seems ok, i do not have any problem, but when i tried to print, it says pnm2ppa: Print job completed successfully. but the printer doesn't do anything. i use pnm2ppa to print cuz i have HP DeskJet 820Cse and slackware won't let me use the easy way.
and for those who wonder, yes it worked before and yes it is plugged in and also the /dev/lp0 is excess to all. not only i can't print with my script to print .ps files, test commands such as
doesn't work either. i looked into /etc/apsfilter and it is totally different from slackware8.1. 9.0 have a config file called apsfilterrc. i tried to edit it to my printer, but it is not successful. Perhaps it is not the apsfilter problem? help please, thanks.
well, i got pnm2ppa working and i tried cup before and people said pnm2ppa is better so i used that since that support my printer, but it is not that problem right now, my comp seems to be ignoring my printer because my test page doesn't even work.
Do you have the proper Parrallel support compiled? I am assuming that you also upgraded the kernel? Anything different from what you had configured before the upgrade as far as the kernel goes? Hmmm...thinking...
i upgraded my kernel before slackware9.0 came out, it was already 2.4.20. and it was working. and yes my parrallel support is set to yes. i dunno what else to think beside slackware don't let my printer
When you go to /usr/share/apsfilter and ls do you see a file called SETUP (in caps)? If it isn't set to executable, you will have to do so. I just went through this 2 nights ago on Slack 8.1. Hope this helps.
This is the link, but since *technically* this means I did your homework, please try to find out yourself, first, by using the link above. If you learn that way you'll be further down the road than just following my work. However, you only have 2 posts, and I want you to get that HP working. I just gave my HP to the wife and daughter and got an Epson. I miss my HP - setup is much easier, it prints light-years faster, and *it just works*. http://www.linuxprinting.org/show_pr...P-DeskJet_820C
Last edited by Bruce Hill; 03-31-2004 at 09:22 PM.