Re: Need help setting up printer
is the dj and lpd directory owned by lp and writable by group ??
and I'd guess you should make /dev/lp a symlink to /dev/lp0 if
your printer is connected to the parallel port
-->> erase your /dev/lp as you have show below -- it is NOT a char device )
-->> also change your printcap stanza from:
change it to
what does it say when you do:
root# ps auxw | grep lpd
root# lpc status
> I purchased a HP 812C printer yesterday and I've been trying to get it to
> work with Potato, but have had no luck.
> I've already read the Linux printer how-to and have done the following:
> In /etc/printcap i've written
> #LOCAL djet812C
use /dev/lp0 instead..
> The how-to states that all print jobs to the printer should be spooled
> through /var/spool/lpd/dj. So I simply created a 'dj' directory in
> /var/spool/lpd because there wasn't one there before.
> /var/spool/lpd/dj/filter is a small perl script which the how-to guy wrote
> to fix stair stepping text and it is:
> while(<STDIN>)(chop $_; print "$_\r\n";};
> print "\f"
> Now that all that's out of the way. This is what happens: whenever I try to
> run lpr as root to print a file, "myfile.txt" i get the following output:
> root@io:~> lpr -P dj myfile.txt
> root@io:~> lpq
> Printer: lp@io 'deskjet'
> Queue: 1 printable job
> Server: pid 810 active
> Unspooler: pid 811 active
> Status: cannot open '/dev/lp' - 'Permission denied', attempt 1, sleeping 10
> at 01:28:19.535
> Rank Owner/ID Class Job Files Size Time
> active root@io+809 A 809 myfile.txt 326
> I can add and add print jobs but nothing ever prints.I've also tried
> "cat myfile.txt > /dev/lp" as root but that does not work either. I have
> played with the permissions on /dev/lp but that didn't seem to help. right
> now permissions are:
> root@io:~> ls -la /dev/lp*
> -rw------- 1 root root 326 Oct 13 01:28 /dev/lp
> crw-rw---- 1 root lp 6, 0 Mar 3 1999 /dev/lp0
> crw-rw---- 1 root lp 6, 1 Mar 3 1999 /dev/lp1
> crw-rw---- 1 root lp 6, 2 Mar 3 1999 /dev/lp2
> I don't have a clue as to where to go from here. I've tried printing to
> /dev/lp0, etc, but I get a "No such device" error message. If someone could
> give me (and the rest of the group) some insight as to how to set up a
> printer in Potato, it would be great. Thanks for your help.
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