Re: Printing restart (lpr)
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on Tue, 28 Sep 1999, Alan Eugene Davis wrote:
> My printer is an HP DJ870. I use lpr, have not made the change to
> lprng. When I have a long queue, as well as perhaps for other
> reasons, the output stream goes garbage, perhaps skips some bytes.
> I have tried turning off the printer, deleting jobs, but cannot get
> back normal output from the printer. A single postscript file will
> output a stream of one or half, or less, of one line at the top of
> each page, like postscript has been aliased to garbage. Nothing I can
> do seems to make it right, unless I reboot.
> Is there any sequence of steps that will enable me to cleanly recover
> to a known state between printer and spooler? I'd rather not lose a
> Debian rocks.
> Alan Davis
> "A non-viscid theory of flow renders the screw useless, but the need
> for one non-existent." ---Lord Raleigh
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ok, you could try "/etc/init.d/lpr restart" if the lpr-skript support restart.
(don't know, i use lprng). you can kill lpr manually and start it again. but
these are no solutions, IMHO. first you need a stable connection between the
printer and the computer. did you play with bios-settings for the parallel
port or with tunelp for the lp-device ?
btw: i switched to lprng, because lpr + magicfilter + epson stylus color = no
way or printing garbage. the reason is unknown. with lprng no problems so far.
Andreas Piesk firstname.lastname@example.org
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