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Old 06-05-2003, 06:45 PM   #1
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Slackware CUPS hints

Here is my ordeal:

I installed CUPS 1.1.9 from source and then espgs7.05.6 from source (for HP driver support). Cups intialized, as well as Ghostscript. My printer was recognized by CUPS but no output was produced on test pages or by lpr commands.

I initialized debugging in the cupsd.conf file and viewed my /var/log/cups/error_log to find that it couldn't render because the was not found.

To solve this if you find it in your var log. find your file.
#locate gs_init
and then following the configure instructions:
./configure --with-fontpath="your_fontpath_from_locate_command"
the fontpaths for my particular application were: usr/share/ghostscript/7.05/lib/ and /usr/share/ghostscript/fonts

check the install file if you are unclear on the syntax.

thus ending my printing hatred of Slackware!! - not bad for only a few days with the distro!
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Old 06-05-2003, 07:44 PM   #3
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Honestly, I was only partially trying to pat myself on the back. I searched fruitlessly to find a solution to this, and finally RTFM worked like a charm...go figure!

I hope this helps someone else out, I know I learned alot!
Old 06-05-2003, 08:56 PM   #4
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I'll see what I can figure out with this information and my computer/hp printer, maybe I'll get somewhere this time. Thanks for the information


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