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[ale] Printer problems



"Paul D. Manno" wrote:
> 
> With the message "printing is disabled", I'd try something like:
> 
>         /usr/sbin/lpc up aerolas1

Try writing directly to the port: date > /dev/lp1

This should work. If the hardware connection is there.  You won't get a
page feed, so you will have to do a manual page feed.

> 
> -- Paul
> 
> On Thu, 28 Jan 1999, Jeffery B Layton wrote:
> 
> }
> }Hello,
> }
> }   I posted a letter about a week ago about problems I was having
> }connecting my HP 5M laser to my Linux Box (Redhat 5.2). I received
> }several suggestions about how to track down the problem. Well, I
> }can't seem to figure this one out.
> }
> }   Here is some script output from a lpd and lpc command:
> }
> }[laytonj at eagle1 laytonj]# /etc/rc.d/init.d/lpd restart
> }Shutting down lpd: lpd
> }Starting lpd: lpd
> }[laytonj at eagle1 laytonj]# /usr/sbin/lpc status
> }aerolas1:
> }        queuing is enabled
> }        printing is disabled
> }        no entries
> }        no daemon present
> }[laytonj at eagle1 laytonj]# lpq -Paerolas
> }lpq: aerolas: unknown printer
> }[laytonj at eagle1 laytonj]# lpq -Paerolas1
> }Warning: aerolas1 is down: aerolas1 is ready and printing
> }no entries
> }[laytonj at eagle1 laytonj]#
> }
> }
> }I can't seem to print anything! I set this up using printtool
> }when I logged in as root. (Oops, notice the typo half way down
> }when I type "aerolas" instead of "aerolas1".
> }
> }   I checkd the system logs and nothing showed up when I performed
> }these commands. Any thoughts?
> }
> }TIA,
> }
> }Jeff Layton
> }
> }g593851 at fs1.mar.lmco.com
> }-or-
> }laytonjb at mindspring.com
> }

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