Re: Printing problems
On Fri, Jan 11, 2002 at 10:24:57PM -0800, Jeff wrote:
> Adam Majer, 2002-Jan-11 19:24 -0600:
> > On Fri, Jan 11, 2002 at 04:08:44PM -0800, Jeff wrote:
> > > and the printer prints, but not the text. The output has words
> > > that look like the filter or enscript calls, e.g.
> > > '%%BoundingBox...' and '/.notdef' and '%!PS-Adobe-3.0....'
> > These are post script things. Your printer doesn't understand these.
> > It should be using gs from the filter..
> > Check if you gave a correct pointer in your printcap file.. That's
> > used by lpr. From the output it looks like the filter is never called.
> Okay, I checked in /etc/lprng and found a link to /etc/printcap.
> The link is good, and the default path to printcat for lprng is
> to this link.
> With my fiddling, I think I made it worse. Now when I try to
> print, the job show in error in the queue (lpq) and the printer
> prints "Unknown device: pc13" and thats it.
Don't know. But I have /etc/printcap set like this:
sd - the location of spool directory
if - input filter
lp - printer device
and /var/spool/lpd/lp/postscript/filter is symlinked to /etc/magicfilter/dj500
Try setup like that except you link to your printer.. Then try lpr with a PostScript
file. Or print map page for something, eg. file
man -t file | lpr