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Old 05-17-2005, 10:32 PM   #1
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Unable to set up printer

I'm having a problem here setting up my printer.

I'm using the set up instructions given at the "Slackware Tips and Tricks" site (google it and find the printing page, since I can't post URLs...)

This worked for me once before with no problems, however, I did a reinstall at one point, and now i can't get it to work. I have an Epson Stylus Color 740, and the latest version of GhostScript and gnome-print.

WHen I try to print a test page I get the following error:

Creating test page...
Error: /invalidfont in findfont
Operand stack:
f1 (Times-Roman) (Times-Roman) Font (Times-Roman) 278430 (Times-Roman) --nostringval-- (Times-Roman) NimbusRomNo9L-Regu Courier NimbusMonL-Regu
Execution stack:
%interp_exit .runexec2 --nostringval-- --nostringval-- --nostringval-- 2 %stopped_push --nostringval-- --nostringval-- --nostringval-- false 1 %stopped_push 1 3 %oparray_pop 1 3 %oparray_pop --nostringval-- 1 3 %oparray_pop 1 3 %oparray_pop .runexec2 --nostringval-- --nostringval-- --nostringval-- 2 %stopped_push --nostringval-- --nostringval-- 3 3 %oparray_pop 4 3 %oparray_pop --nostringval-- --nostringval-- --nostringval-- --nostringval-- --nostringval-- false 1 %stopped_push 7 4 %oparray_pop --nostringval-- --nostringval-- --nostringval-- 1 -1 1 --nostringval-- %for_neg_int_continue
Dictionary stack:
--dict:1131/1686(ro)(G)-- --dict:0/20(G)-- --dict:106/200(L)-- --dict:17/17(ro)(G)-- --dict:1131/1686(ro)(G)--
Current allocation mode is local
Last OS error: 2
Current file position is 5546
AFPL Ghostscript 8.51: Unrecoverable error, exit code 1
I have ghost-fonts installed (the package that comes on the slackware 10.1 CD). I really have no clue, I didn't have this problem before I reinstalled, and now I do... any help? thanks
Old 05-18-2005, 05:57 AM   #2
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This one?

The instructions there are out of date, and refer to pre-10.1 versions of Slackware only. 10.1 and -current now use CUPS by default.

Make CUPS executable and then start it:
cd /etc/rc.d
chmod +x rc.cups
./rc.cups start
Point your browser to http://localhost:631

Click 'Add Printer' (Username: root, Password: Your root password).

Enter the details on the various screens to add your printer, and it should be done. (Based on some interpolation from Linux Printing, your printer is probably already supported by gimp-print, so you shouldn't need anything else. Otherwise, you can download a PPD from them to use Ghostscript instead).

Or, if you want to do it through the command line, have a look at the CUPS Administrators Manual
Old 05-18-2005, 08:10 AM   #3
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ah, thank you very much, I guess I shoud have paid attention to the date on that document


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