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Re: LPRng & printer Port


Umm, can you write to the printer port directly?

i.e.: cat /etc/passwd > /dev/lp1 (prints userlist on the printer, without
passwords if you have shadows installed; if you don't it isn't recommended
you print this particular file ;)


On Tue, 21 Jul 1998, Babs wrote:

> Date: Tue, 21 Jul 1998 13:07:16 +0100
> From: Babs <babs@got.net>
> To: debian-user@lists.debian.org
> Subject: LPRng & printer Port
> Resent-Date: 21 Jul 1998 20:03:43 -0000
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> 	I have read every doc i can get my hands on, news groups, & more. I can
> not figure out why my printer port is not opening.
> 	I'm running an X86 based PC, Debian Linux Kernel 2.0.34, I am in the
> process of integrating the internal network at our office. I'm still fairly
> new to linux been running it for about 5 months or so. Still have lots to
> learn. 
> 	I have Netatalk and Samba Running and configured properly. At one point i
> did have LPRng Suite working properly as well. Crashed the system and had
> to do a complete reinstall. From that point on i have not been able to get
> the printer port to open, no matter what i do. Does anyone have any ideas
> for me. If i can get the port open i can work on filters later.
> Thanks 
> Babs
> Thanks,
> Babs, Your Got.Net PC Tech...
> http://we.got.net
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