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Old 04-05-2004, 12:05 PM   #1
Nichole_knc
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Angry HELP!!! Getting A printer to print...


OK, I have exhausted all possible avenues at attempting to get my Slack box to print SOMEWHERE....

I have used all available material, i.e. man pages, linuxprinting.org, HOWTOS, samba.org, forum answers.

I have used available wares, i.e. apsfilter, magicfilter, that foo thingy, cups, even hardcodeing.

I have uninstalled and reinstalled wares.

I have tried as many possible configures as I could with the correct .ppds, filters and what-nots.

and still I cannot to any printer local or network.

my printcap

# Regular LPRng
# canonbjc|Network printer:\
# :lp=/dev/lp0: \
# :force_localhost: \
# :if=/usr/local/bin/foomatic-rip: \
# pd=/var/spool/lpd/canonbjc/CanonBJC.ppd: \
# :sd=/var/spool/lpd/canonbjc: \
# :mx#0:sh:

# For regular LPD, or VA's GNUlpr:

# canonbjc|Network printer:\
# :lp=/dev/null:\
# :af=/var/spool/lpd/canonbjc/bjc-3000.ppd:\
# :if=/usr/local/bin/foomatic-rip:\
# :sd=/var/spool/lpd/canonbjc:\
# :mx#0:sh:

# For smb1

# canonbjc:\
# :sd=/var/spool/lpd/canonbjc:\
# :mx#0:\
# :sh:\
# :if=/var/spool/lpd/canonbjc/bjc-3000.ppd:\
# :lp=/dev/null:

# For smb2

# lp|canonbjc:\
# :sh:\
# :lp=/dev/null:\
# :sd=/var/spool/lpd/canonbjc:\
# :af=/var/spool/lpd/canonbjc/bjc-3000.ppd:\
# :mx#0:\
# :if=/usr/bin/smbprint:

# For smb3

canonbjc:\
:cm=CanonBJC on hnkcpumain
:sd=/var/spool/lpd/canonbjc:\
:af=/var/spool/lpd/canonbjc/acct:\
:mx#0:\
:sh:\
:if=/var/spool/lpd/canonbjc/CanonBJC.ppd:\
:lp=/dev/null:\
:if=/usr/bin/smbprint:

# local
citizen:\
:cm=Citizen GSX-140
:sd=/var/spool/lpd/citizen:\
:force_localhost:\
:mx#0:\
:sh:\
:lp=/dev/lp0:\
# :if=/usr/local/bin/foomatic-rip:
:if=/var/spool/lpd/citizen.ppd

both printers are reconized. The network prt is on an XP Pro box and set with nt class drivers and local .ppd files. The local is attached to lp0 which i keep losin for some reason??
What am I missing???

I am running slack 9.1.
 
Old 04-05-2004, 12:09 PM   #2
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Have you tried linuxprinting.org for your answer?

Also, did you make sure your foomatic was current (ver 3.0.1)
 
Old 04-05-2004, 05:00 PM   #3
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Yes and Yes... Followed linuxprinting.orgs stuff step-by-step-by-step.....
I also decided to see if it was me.... So I did a quick BSD install on a 200 box, quickly configured up samba (very dirty) and hooked up the local prt. Within 1/2 hour both where printing. I attempted the same configures on my Slack box but it would not print...

SideBar: Whenever you hook a BSD box to your net runnin' samba be sure your smb is configured WELL. It wins the election straight up if u don't turn it off first... LOL
 
Old 04-05-2004, 07:22 PM   #4
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I didn't review your first message in detail, but something I saw was the 'cups' and 'LPRng'. Get your local printing first. See what printing system you have by typing this at a prompt;

ls -l /usr/bin/lp*

See if your ln* are linked to *lprng or to *cups. Then you know what you have. If you want the other, redo you symlinks or remove both packages and install what you what. I can guaranty apsfilter/lprng works on a local box and a networked shared box. In KDE/Control Center/Peripherals/Printers you can add what you need if you want the easy route. One note, on the shared computer, I had to use the text printer driver. I'm guessing the conversion is made in the HP driver on the box where the printer.

If you want cups, make sure the links point to *cups as I said and use
localhost:631 in your browser.

If you're using cups: /etc/rc.d/rc.cups needs to be set to execute.
If you're using lprng; /etc/rc.d/rc.lprng need to be set to execute.
Not both though. You may have done all this, but I wasn't sure.
 
Old 04-05-2004, 09:01 PM   #5
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OK I have apsfilter w/lprng, I tried cups also (removed). All my sym links are correct for lpr.
I have used apsfilter in attempts to cofig both local and network. Both printers are supported and they will show under lpc. Files sent to them stay in the spool and never go to the printers themselves. I can even connect directly to them and still not make them work...

I have even crashed out the file system today. Now I am just plain fustrated with the whole ordeal.
 
Old 04-05-2004, 11:24 PM   #6
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Perhaps you have a permissions issue??? (Wild guess.) On a side-note, WTF!!! Seven boxes in your home network? OMG, I thought I was a geek with four!

NICE!!!!!

--Akshun J
 
Old 04-06-2004, 06:26 AM   #7
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Well I have discovered my local printing problem anyway... though no fix as of yet... My parallel port keeps disappearing???? dmesg shows drivers loaded but no device... I am still using the generic ikernel and I have not ventured to a custom build yet.... I guess it is time for that...

Yup, I have a thing for computers, girls can be geeks too
The Dragon is a work in progress with a SOYO P4 MB w/8 ide, 4 are ide raid, pro agp, 6 pci, oboard lan/sound (5 channel) upto 3gb, ovrclocking bios
P4 2.8b Northwood 533mhz, watercooled. In the end he will have 400GB raid 5 setup, dual boot BSD5.1/Slack 9.1, 200GB media drive and as fast as I can push it.
 
Old 04-06-2004, 07:42 PM   #8
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EUREKA!!! local printing problem solved.... LOL my parallel port was off in lala land. UNcommented the lines in rc.modules did the trick...
Next adventure the kernel.....
 
  


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