Re: Printing *should* work...
On Fri, 10 Sep 1999, Mark Mackenzie wrote:
> This may be a stab in the dark, but I once had a similar problem.
> After each bootup, I could not print untill I had done a
> dpkg -i lpr_whatever.deb
Hmmm. I finally did get things working this morning; I reran
"magicfilterconfig --force", and so far as I can tell gave identical
responses, but now it works.
> For some reason, simply restarting the lpr daemon did not seem to get
> printing to work (yes, I know that sounds very hard to believe).
Not to me; I just had something like that last night. I ran "lpc" and
told it to restart the daemon, but it couldn't. I did an "strace" and saw
it was looking for "/dev/printer". I created a symlink from "/dev/printer"
to "/dev/lp1" (yup, that was the right device), and then it failed trying
to open it as a socket.
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing, I guess. I swear I hadn't done
anything else before the daemon stopped working, just a reboot.
> Maybe you could try the lprng package in extra (I am using that now
I may just. Anyway, things are working right now; now I'm gonna try to
set up remote printing from the network...
Ray Ingles (248) 377-7735 firstname.lastname@example.org
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