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Old 11-01-2010, 05:20 AM   #1
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Exclamation Epson's printer don't work after RedHat update

Since 2009 we are using Linux Redhat and all printers are working well.
But when I have done Redhat’s UPDATE I found all matrix printers (Epson LQ-590) not printing. Those printers are connected to the network by a printer server.

When I do "lpr –Pprintername /etc/hosts " the printer prints the
file but it not formats characters.

To print from my application, I create a file driver which looks like
“lpr -PP112” in /usr/spool/uv/

The first version was looked like

# $6: Imprimante (nom Universe)
# --------------------------------------------
export LOGFILE=/tmp/uv-smbprint-$6
date > $LOGFILE
echo $6 >> $LOGFILE
cat - > /tmp/prn.$6.$$
cat /tmp/prn.$6.$$ |lpr -P $6 -o raw -h >> $LOGFILE 2>&1
rm -f /tmp/prn.$6.$$

exit 0

Now this old version works with the HP LaserJet printers. But on the
matrix Epson printer it can’t work I put lpr – Pprintername or lp
–onobanner –Dprintername to print something.

The problem steel in formatting text when I print on all matrix Epson

Can you help us to resolve this problem.
Old 11-02-2010, 04:10 AM   #2
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Ask 'Red Hat Support' or are you on Fedora, Fred?


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