Re: Help now unable to print or restart lpd
Try /etc/init.d/lpd start or /etc/init.d/lpd restart - that's how the daemon is managed. if that doesn't work for some reason, try lpc<cr>enable all. These should start the lpd daemon. if you still can't print reasonable looking pages, magicfilterconfig will let you set up the appropriate filters for your printer. good luck.
On Tue, 01 May 2001, "K. Matthew Victor" wrote:
> "K. Matthew Victor" wrote:
> > "K. Matthew Victor" wrote:
> > > Please give me a hand straightening this muddle up.
> > > I need to figure out how to get the printer daemon back up and working.
> > > (1): Storm Linux 2000- upgraded with Debian 2.2r2 from CD-ROMs from Mr
> > > "O's Linux using apt-get -cdrom to build the sources.list (this went
> > > very smoothly, and I've been running it for 3+ weeks).
> > > (2): I have to change my printer driver for a new HP1220cse DeskJet- so
> > > I first used printtool which worked to print the test pages, but did not
> > > update /etc/printcap. So I tried to use the Storm SAS which does not
> > > list the HP1220, therefore I attempted to use the HP1000 color@600dpi..
> > > It started to print garbage on 30+ sheets.
> > > (3): Since I could not remember the kill command for the printer spool
> > > que I issued lpq as root. It definitely stopped the show!!
> > > (4): Several reboots later, issuing lpq status as user returns "no
> > > daemon present". Though a look at the scrolling status as boot up
> > > proceeds shows "starting lpd done".
> > > (5): Attempting to print a file at the command line : less
> > > /var/log/dmesg |lpr (lpr: connect: Connection refused jobs qued ,
> > > but cannot start daemon.
> > > (6): My old printer is no longer avail. to me (reassigned to a different
> > > facility), it was an HP LaserJet 1100.
> > > Thank you in advance. K. Matthew Victor
> > PS. lpc start does not do the trick.
> > I'll root around the Running Linux book and snoop around in the man pages a
> > bit.
> > tia, K. Matthew Victor.
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