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Re: printing stopped working--any ideas?

On Thu, 10 Jan 2002 18:31:58 -0700, Luke Call wrote:

> >Please post the output of lsmod, the end several lines of 
> >/etc/printcap, and /var/log/cups/error_log.  This may give some
> >indication of what's going on.
> >Steve
>Here's the lsmod output:
>	Module                  Size  Used by
>	vmmon                  18436   0  (unused)
>	rtc                     5272   0  (autoclean)
Where are your lp and parport modules?
>Here is the recent /var/log/lpr.log output (just after a failed print job):
>	Jan  6 19:45:11 lacall-hat lpd[230]: restarted
>	Jan  8 07:01:06 lacall-hat lpd[200]: restarted
>	Jan  9 18:16:56 lacall-hat lpd[230]: restarted
>Here is /etc/printcap:
># /etc/printcap: printer capability database. See printcap(5).
># You can use the filter entries df, tf, cf, gf etc. for
># your own filters. See /etc/filter.ps, /etc/filter.pcl and
># the printcap(5) manual page for further details.
>lp|Generic dot-matrix printer entry:\
>         :lp=/dev/lp0:\
>         :sd=/var/spool/lpd/lp:\
>         :af=/var/log/lp-acct:\
>         :lf=/var/log/lp-errs:\
>         :pl#66:\
>         :pw#80:\
>         :pc#150:\
>         :mx#0:\
>         :sh:
># rlp|Remote printer entry:\
>#         :lp=:\
>#         :rm=remotehost:\
>#         :rp=remoteprinter:\
>#         :sd=/var/spool/lpd/remote:\
>#         :mx#0:\
>#         :sh:
This looks like mine (working).
>Note that I can't even cat filename > /dev/lp0. Absolutely nothing 
>happens that I can see. Also, when I Print from Gimp (I have a CUPS and 
>gimp-print setup), then check "lpstat", I briefly see something in the 
>queue, then it disappears without any action to the printer. And this 
>was all working a month ago before I started messing with kernels; still 
>stumped; I thought I'd changed everything back to how it was!
Looks like you forgot to re-install the drivers.

Yes I fear I am living beyond my mental means--Nash

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