Re: Upgraded to woody and printing from KDE stopped
On Friday 29 March 2002 23:36, Steffen Evers wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 29, 2002 at 22:30, Gruetzner wrote:
> > I then manually editted /etc/printcap, changing the semi-colon (
> > ; ) after hl1250 to a colon ( : ). That fixed one error message.
> > The error message now reads:
> No, this was not good.
> I have this line in my printcap file:
> Without knowing so much about the way apsfilter works, I guess
> are parameters for apsfilter. So, you should not play around with these.
> Try printing a testpage with your old printcap (; instead of :).
A catastrophe error message popped up: bad printer name.
> Yes, you were right. This problem is not fixed in the current KDE
> packages and you should file a bug. The parsing of the printer name
> from the printcap file does not work properly. It should stop at the
> first pipe '|' as pipes separate alternative names for the same
> printer. However, it does not.
That is likely part of the problem. I need to research *how* to file a
bug report--and with whom? Apsfilter? Debian-kde? Someone else?
> A quick workaround is to login as root and to set in the KDE
> Control Center under System/printer the correct printer name.
> Then printing should work for you even with KDE. :-)
Well, I did that. It totally rewrote printcap to remove the filters,
which was fine for simple text documents, but leaves a lot to be desired
I went back and SETUP the apsfilter, and changed the first line from
This produced the "bad printer name" catastrophe.
So, I changed it to
...and it printed (from KWord)--except the first two lines were missing
(outside the margins?) and there was only one typeface (~arial). However,
fontsize (10pt, 12pt) and bolding appeared to work fine!
Thanks again for the help. Eventually migrating to CUPS may help, but
that appears to be a future try.
Have a great day!
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