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Old 06-12-2005, 05:16 PM   #1
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Location: Meldreth, Cambs, UK
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failure to print from Redhat Linux

I am still struggling - after 3 months since I installed (Redhat) Linux-
with my inability to print. I am using KPRINTER & CUPS.
KPRINTER has an install wizard which is straight forward. My printer is
a Lexmark Z42.
The hardware part of Linux has obviously configured the printer because,
if I tell KPRINTER the printer is local, it comes up with the correct
port : (USB #1> Lexmark Z42). It then gives a list of printer makes & Models, among
which are Lexmark & Z42.
It comes up with 3 drivers one of which it recomends (Fomatic + drv_z42)
It then invites me to print a test page.
It then thinks it has printed the page successfully but, in fact
nothing happens.
However, although the kprinter GUI shows no problem, I find that if I
start kprinter from a Terminal, I get the following output:

perl: warning: Setting locale failed.
perl: warning: Please check that your locale settings:
LANGUAGE = (unset),
LC_ALL = (unset),
LANG = "en"
are supported and installed on your system.
perl: warning: Falling back to the standard locale ("C").

Can anyone clarify please?

NB there is nothing wrong with my hardware - the printer works
beautifully with Windows!
Old 06-12-2005, 05:24 PM   #2
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If your printer has Parallel, try that telling cups to use /dev/lp0

Old 06-13-2005, 12:43 PM   #3
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My printer is USB only
Since I posted my problem, I find that 'locale' is a command and gives:
root@localhost root]# locale
[root@localhost root]#
Why should my printer installation have anything to do with the Time Zone I'm in (LC_TIME),
the currency I use (LC_MONETARY) etc etc?
i.e. Why should printer installation need to set 'locale'
the perl warning is ambiguous; e.g. Is it saying LANGUAGE is unset or that it ought to be etc?
How can I know whether LANGUAGE, LC-ALL & LANG are supported & installed on my system?
LANGUAGE = (unset),
LC_ALL = (unset),
LANG = "en"
are supported and installed on your system.
It is all extremely user unfriendly!


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