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Re: Problems printing postscipt with magicfilter

Wolfgang Hlawatsch, 2002-Mar-05 21:49 +0100:
> I am fairly new to Linux, and I am just about to install my printserver
> with Debian (Potato).
> The printer refuses to print a postscript file by use of lpr. I used
> "magicfilterconfig --force" several times, but I receive no printout. I
> looked at the printcap-file, and compared with different information I
> found in the net, but as I can judge it seems o.k.
> I can print a file using:
> gs -q -dSAFER -dNOPAUSE -dBATCH -sDEVICE=necp6 -sOutputFile=\|lpr
> (filename)
> it works perfectly.
> That tells me that lpd is running, isn't it? But using:
> lpr (filename) I receive no output from the printer.
> I can watch for a short time, using lpq that the printjob is in the
> print-queue. Not any reaction of the printer is the result. When I
> remove the command: sh  in the printcap I receive a trailing page. So,
> my conclusion is, the problem is in the magicfilter-file. But what can
> be the problem?
> I tried different parameters the first two lines in "necp6-filter", and
> it did not solve the problem.
> I was reading among others that the printcap-file must be activated as
> an executable. How can I test, or perform, this? Or is it a permission
> problem? How to test this?
> thanks in advance for your help.
> Wolfgang

Check to make sure /etc/printcap is the magicfilterconfig
printcap.  The magicfilterconfig process puts the resultant
printcap file in /var/tmp and you need to copy it over.


Jeff Coppock		Systems Engineer
Diggin' Debian		Admin and User

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