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Old 10-27-2004, 12:16 PM   #1
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Red face updated to 2.6.9 printer not printing


Slackware 10
slapt-get updated, not to current

At this point all seems fine except printing.

I use cups and samba for my printer, it is connected on lpt1.
cups version: cups-1.1.21-i486-1

I can not print from my windows machines and the linux server itself.

The cups error_log says has no entries.
The cups access_log has a bunch of:
localhost - - [27/Oct/2004:07:54:10 -0700] "POST / HTTP/1.1" 200 277
whatever that means.
The cups page_log shows nothing after the kernel update.

Perhaps my lpt port isn't functional with the new kernel?
how do i check that?

Thanks,

EDIT:
The horrors begin, i tried typeing: man lp , this is what i got:
root@Olympus:~# man lp
Error executing formatting or display command.
System command /bin/bzip2 -c -d /usr/man/cat1/lp.1.bz2 | /usr/bin/less -is exite
d with status 256.

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Old 10-27-2004, 12:48 PM   #2
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Check out this thread for a possible solution to your man page problems.

Your CUPS problem is another story. I just found I can't print using CUPS either. I know it worked with my 2.6.7 kernel. Since I'm printing to a Linksys wireless print server but having the same problem as you, it may be a problem between CUPS and 2.6.9. I know the printer is working since I can print from a Windows machine, but Linux seems completely cut off.

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I just rebooted my laptop to a 2.6.7 kernel and printing with CUPS works just fine. The same system with 2.6.9 doesn't print. I'm a little confused as to what the problem might be since I used the 2.6.7 config to compile the 2.6.9 kernel.
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Old 10-27-2004, 02:43 PM   #3
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tried that fix for the man pages but still get same error.
perhaps i need to reboot?
either way i can't do it from here, will have to try tonight.

i am going to reinstall cups and see if that fixes the printing thing, unless you have tried that?
 
Old 10-27-2004, 03:02 PM   #4
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If you can't reboot, you could try to execute /etc/rc.d/rc.udev ...
Also your printer is USB ?

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Old 10-27-2004, 03:07 PM   #5
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Cedrik, godlike my friend, didn't realize it was a restartable service.
man pages are all good now.

as for the printer, it is on lpt1, parrallel.
 
Old 10-27-2004, 03:19 PM   #6
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got some more info:

The print jobs are spooling, just not getting to the printer.
I am beginning to think that lpt1 isn't there on the new kernel.
what is the command to list lpt ports?
 
Old 10-27-2004, 03:54 PM   #7
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UPDATE:
I didn't have a /dev/lp0
i ran
modprobe -v lp

that inserted the module
now i print!!!!!
 
Old 10-27-2004, 07:14 PM   #8
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Hey, great! I wish that explanation worked for me. All my printing is done over TCP/IP and while everything else on the network seems to work, CUPS isn't.
 
Old 10-27-2004, 07:24 PM   #9
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what version do you have installed
 
Old 10-28-2004, 08:38 AM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by Finlay
what version do you have installed
I'm using the version from Slackware 10, which I believe is 1.1.20. I haven't tried re-installing CUPS, but I may do that over the weekend and see if that helps. It is strange that as far as I can tell, CUPS is the only TCP/IP service that is broken with 2.6.9.
 
Old 10-28-2004, 10:39 AM   #11
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the one thing i noticed in my rc.d folder was i had a rc.cups.new script. i use slapt-get for updates, and i have cups-1.1.21-i486-1.

I would install that package from your local source, here is mine:
http://slackware.osuosl.org/slackwar...ches/packages/

I just renamed my rc.cups to rc.cups.old
renamed the rc.cups.new to rc.cups

then did a ./rc.cups restart

maybe you need this newer version.

ah i think i had to chmod 777 it.

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