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Old 01-29-2003, 11:32 AM   #1
Arcane Kidd
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Printing issues

I have just installed an HP driver and have unsuccessfully been able to print. From the command line I have run lpstat -p -d and have been confronted with the following error:
No system default destination

Does this mean that there is no printer mounted? What is this saying that the proplem is?

Also, if it makes a difference here I have run gs -h to ensure that ghostscript is enabled on my machine, and it is.

I would like to get my printer (Deskjet 950c which is connected via USB) recognized by CUPS within my Mandry 9.0 installation.

Can anybody help me with this one?
Old 01-29-2003, 03:45 PM   #2
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When you say "installed", did you go through drakconf (mcc), printerdrake or cups directly? I would suggest going through the steps from printerdrake (drakconf calls printerdrake) and try that. I believe that is the same printer that I set up for a friend of mine (mandrake 8.2). You may also want to run usbview to check and see the path to the device.

Old 02-02-2003, 02:12 PM   #3
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Pete-- That worked great. Sorry about not posting a response until now...I got it working then got to doing something else....but point being-- thank you for the direction.


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