Re: Printing w/Epson SC800
USM Bish wrote:
> >1. DOS: Do you have DOS Installed as well ? [Y / N]
> (An old DOS boot diskette will also do ...)
Boot into Win98 printer works fine
> 2. LINUX:
> a) Do a dmesg. Check which device your printer is polled
> EpsonSC800 at /dev/lp0
> b) Do a cat Txtfile > /dev/lpN (where N is the device polled)
Prints fine (ascii text)
> c) PrinterSetUp : If system installed properly, a printer
> software should have been installed (lpr or lprng):
> IS lpd daemon running ?
> Try manually to get lpd to work and produce anything !
> i) Make a spool directory
> mkdir /var/spool/lpd
> ii) Make a simple /etc/printcap
> :lp=/dev/lpN:\ [substitute N for number]
> Dont bother about the "if=" (input filter) at this
> stage. Just get anything going ... even staircasing
> is acceptable.
> iii) Do a cat FileName | lpr
> IS something coming ? [Y/N]
> Grim scene !
> Check for PLIP conflict
> Check IRQ conflict
> Check file permissions of lpr, lpd etc
lpq returns: "Printer: lp@localhost 'SC800L'
Queue: no printable jobs in queue
status: removing job 'bjgilger@localhost+385' -ABORT at [time]"
The numerical part of 'bjgilger@localhost+385' changes with each attempt to print.
> IF still no joy THEN
> PRAY !
Hasn't worked yet. :)
> suicide ...
Not a viable option
> You would agree, if nothing is coming out from the printer,
> this checklist should cover almost everything that readily
> comes to the mind.
> Please add if something has been missed ..
Debian 2.2 kernal 2.2.17 -- Bug in kernal?
> The rest is actually getting an appropriate driver for your
> specific printer (for ps printing mainly). Normally epson
> printers pose no problems, and there should be a driver in
> either magic/ apsfilter. If no joy you would have to settle
> for a generic driver .... but printing should not stop.
apsfilter with GS uniprint filters worked in SuSE, RH, Debian2.1, Slackware ...
/etc/printcap looks same as prior setups. Again, bug in kernal 2.2.17?
> Best wishes,
> USM Bish
Thanks a bunch!