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Re: Help with printing

Thank you, Dima

* Dimitri Maziuk (dmaziuk@yola.bmrb.wisc.edu) wrote:
> * Cam Ellison (camellison@dccnet.com) spake thusly:
> > I have been trying to get my Canon BJC-4000 running, with no success.  CUPS 
> cat somefile > /dev/lp0. Can you get your old dot-matrix printer
> to work? If yes, I'd try rebuilding cups from source. If not, I'd
> try to fiddle with BIOS settings, kernel boot options and different
> kernel versions. It looks like the problem you're having is very
> uncommon, so it's likely you won't find a ready-made fix anywhere 
> (unless you're making some silly "too obvious" misteak somewhere). 
> Did you read printing howto? -- it had lots of useful info back when 
> (dunno what's in there now).
I removed all of CUPS and printtool, reinstalled lprng, hooked up my 
dot-matrix, and it works fine.  I re-installed printtool and tried it.  
It continues to tell me I don't have a parallel port enabled.  I consider 
that a bug, so it's now gone.

I'd prefer to use CUPS, and do it the Debian way, but perhaps your 
suggestion to install from source is the best idea.

The "too obvious mistake" is always a great possibility.



Cam Ellison Ph.D. R.Psych.
From Roberts Creek on B.C.'s incomparable Sunshine Coast

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