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Re: [SOLVED (pretty much)]; was, Re: printer setup

On Sun, Apr 22, 2007 at 11:20:24AM -0500, Don Montgomery wrote:
> This is a belated follow-up to my amd64 Samsung printer 
> trouble postings.  After pursuing every avenue suggested 
> on this list, and doing some reinstalls, and looking at 
> how Knoppix successfully recognized the printer, I finally 
> gave up for a while.
> I came back to the problem a couple of days ago, and reset 
> the server config file to default.  I then tried to set up 
> the printer.  Although the printer was recognized by name, 
> it would not do more than warm up and sit idle.  This 
> time, though, I noticed two other entries in the printer 
> list, a Canon and an Epson (don't ask, I do not have such 
> printers, and I have no idea how they got there).  Just 
> for fun, I made the Epson the default.  Lo and behold, the 
> Samsung is operating just fine.  Go figure.
> Thanks for all the suggestions, and also for a truly fine 
> distribution.  The machine is a pleasure to use.

I believe the epson and canon entries are specific ways to drive a
parallel port.  I think they do the handshaking lines a bit differently
or something like that.  Never really bothered to find out for sure
since I only use network and usb printers anymore.

Len Sorensen

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