Getting LPRng to work
One of my current tasks in upgrading from RH 8 to Sarge, which began
last July, is to enable printing using LPRng. After installing the
lprng package, I open "Printing Manager" from the KDE menu. The
resulting window indicates that I am using the LPR/LPRng printing system
with the LPR spooler type.
However, when I click on the "Add" menu, only one of the two options is
open to me: "Add Special (pseudo) printer...". The option which I think
I should want, "Add Printer/Class..." is shaded and consequently cannot
So, my questions are: how do I add my actual printer to the list of
pseudo printers which already appear in the Printing Manager list, and
how do I configure it?
When installing the lprng package, I did notice the following comment:
"SOL Get_local_host: 'localhost' IP address not available!" Does this
comment have any relevance? Running "cat /etc/hosts" returns the
following: "127.0.0.1 SOL.localdomain SOL SOL"