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Old 05-19-2004, 02:06 PM   #1
tawalker
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FC2 won't print to lp print server


I've just installed FC2 (the final release version) on a machine which will hopefully become the network server for my home LAN. At this time, I'm setting up the printer options, as you never know when it might come in handy...

On my home LAN, I use the print server on the SMC Barricade router to share the printer. It's working perfectly for the other hosts on the network (including my RH9 workstation), but despite using the same settings for the new machine, I can't print anything from it.

The Barricade print server is LPD-compatible, so on the RH9 PC I specified a networked UNIX (LPD) printer, with an IP address of 192.168.123.254 (the router), calling the queue "lp". All this works on the RH9 machine, but the FC2 PC couldn't print anything.

There was an error log displayed when it failed to print the test page, which ISTR mentioned something about the print server rejecting the output; however, I don't have this to hand (does anyone know where the log file is?), so can't be sure.

Has anyone else had printer problems with FC2 so far, or am I just unlucky? The printer isn't essential on what will become a server, but it would be welcome if I could get this working.

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Tim
 
Old 05-23-2004, 10:58 PM   #2
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I've been having his same problem for several days now and just found the solution.

The instuctions on SMC's website state that the printer queue is called "lp" However, if you look in the printed manual that came with the router, in the Print Server section for Setting it up for UNIX machines (page 6-8 I believe), it states the print queue is "lpt1"

Once I changed the print queue to lpt1, it began working, no problem.

Just make sure you've got the lastest firmware for the router or you may end up with additional banner pages being printed.
 
Old 05-26-2004, 01:36 PM   #3
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jmdirk,

Sorry for the delay in coming back to you. I've tried changing the name of the printer queue from "lp" to "lpt1", and in GMOME Print Manager the printer icon no longer has the red "warning" symbol superimposed on it (which I take to be a good sign).

Sadly, when I try and print something (e.g. from Mozilla), the job gets queued, but disappears from the queue shortly afterwards and nothing comes off the printer. Do you know where I can find the log file for CUPS or whatever, so I can see what error messages (if any) I'm getting?

Thanks,
Tim
 
Old 10-03-2004, 12:46 AM   #4
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jmdirk,

I have the exact same problem with tawalker, and I tried "lpt1". The problem remains. I used to have no problem with RH9. Is your version Fedora Core 2?

Thanks,

- Michael
 
  


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