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Old 07-13-2003, 07:51 AM   #1
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HP DeskJet 690C & Slackware 9.0

I have spent the last day and a half attempting to configure my HP DeskJet 690C to print using CUPS with Slack 9.0 stand-alone/single-user box. I am now needing help because this problem exhausts my abilities to deal with it and searches on Google are beginning to become repetitive and don't help when applied here.

The story so far:
1. I can ping my machine (, so from this I presume TCP/IP is working fine
2. I can get a print out with echo hello > /dev/lp0, which I understand to indicate that the lpd is alive and well and that the connections between my machine and my printer are fine
3. I have established that the printer works and that the printing problem concerns my machine (or CUPS), because I encounter the same problem whether using a parallel HP printer or a USB Epston.
4. I have downloaded the HPIJs driver and when compiling it at the 'make' stage it yields a series of errors that seem like they originate from malformed code (which doesn't seem right and I haven't found any mention of others experiencing these errors. However, I know my gcc is working just fine because I have compiled a fair amount of other programs and packages thus far).
5. I have attempted to use apsfilter (as per Pat Volkerding's advice), but received an error message after configuring it that the test-page did not exist, and thereafter the machine still didn't print.

This is the output from the CUPS error log set at debug:

D [13/Jul/2003:12:56:38 +0000] CloseClient() 8
D [13/Jul/2003:12:56:39 +0000] [Job 91] ESP Ghostscript 7.05.6: Can't find initialization file
E [13/Jul/2003:12:56:39 +0000] PID 8137 stopped with status 1!
D [13/Jul/2003:12:56:39 +0000] [Job 91] 0 %%EOF
D [13/Jul/2003:12:56:39 +0000] [Job 91] Saw EOF!
E [13/Jul/2003:12:56:39 +0000] PID 8138 crashed on signal 11!
D [13/Jul/2003:12:56:39 +0000] UpdateJob: job 91, file 0 is complete.
D [13/Jul/2003:12:56:39 +0000] CancelJob: id = 91
D [13/Jul/2003:12:56:39 +0000] StopJob: id = 91, force = 0
D [13/Jul/2003:12:56:39 +0000] StopJob: printer state is 3
I have established that the statement about not finding initialisation file refers to a compilation error and that it is likely to be located in a different directory than that which gs executable is expecting. If someone has a suggestion as to how I can correct this that would be useful as I am not finding the notes at very helpful.
I presume that signal 11 is the result of the executable not finding the file, but if someone is able to confirm this that would also be of assistance.
Finally, if there are other issues here that I have not picked up on, then I would welcome the heads-up.
TIA folks


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