printing not working
I'm trying to get printing working on a friend's new laptop. He actually
had it working on his old laptop. When we tried printing first up,
it didn't print, and we got the following error:
Printer: lp@genoa 'Generic dot-matrix printer entry'
Queue: 1 printable job
Server: pid 6836 active
Unspooler: pid 6837 active
Status: cannot open '/dev/lp1' - 'Device not configured', attempt 1,
sleeping 10 at 21:36:37
Rank Owner/ID Class Job Files Size
active bill@genoa+523 A 523 slidemac.tex 2625
I thought the problem was that we hadn't yet set up /etc/printcap
properly. After copying across the appropriate files from the old laptop
(on which printing worked fine - and it also used Debian), I tried
printing again. This time I couldn't even get a print job to queue:
$ lpr temp.txt
connection to 'localhost' failed - Connection refused
job 'cfA812genoa.ist.flinders.edu.au' transfer to lp@localhost failed
Host 'localhost' - cannot open connection to `lp@localhost' - Connection
I even tried running magicfilterconf again (we use magicfilter),
but the file generated had the same problem as just above.
Is there something wrong with /dev/lp1? Or is something else wrong?
Any help gratefully accepted.
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