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Old 10-03-2004, 03:53 PM   #1
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Lexmark Z11 under Woody Debian: Unable to print.

I've got problems runnig my Lexmark printer under Debian.
This is my uncomented section of /etc/printcap.

lp|Lexmark: printer entry:\
(No smileys, is just two dots and letter p).

This is the 'ls /dev/lp* -la' output:

crw-rw----    1 root     lp         6,   0 Mar 14  2002 /dev/lp0
crw-rw----    1 root     lp         6,   1 Mar 14  2002 /dev/lp1
crw-rw----    1 root     lp         6,   2 Mar 14  2002 /dev/lp2
...and this is the 'ps ax| grep lpd' output:

 219 ?          S      0:00 /usr/sbin/lpd
 715 pts/0    S      0:00 grep lpd
...which means that process lpd is running with pid 219 (printer daemon, I suppose).

However if I type -as root- "cat/etc/printcap > /dev/lp1" (for instance) it outputs
bash: /dev/lp1: No such device or address
, just the same with lp2.

With lp0, however, nothing happens. Only a few seconds and the prompt again. This is because the work requested is being written to the printing spool path.

Anybody has a clue on what is going on?
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