loosing hair inside canon printer...
chris at monochrome.org
Wed Jan 18 14:51:34 PST 2006
On Wed, 18 Jan 2006, ivan.roth at free.fr wrote:
> This said, I have this in dmesg:
> Probing for PnP devices on ppbus0:
> ppbus0: <Canon i865/1.13> PRINTER BJL,BJRaster3,BSCCe
> simple question: how freebsd know about the name of my printer?
I imagine FreeBSD queries the parallel port to see what's there
("Probing..."), and then the printer responds with the information
> # chkprintcap
> chkprintcap: WARNING: found 1 entries when skimming /etc/printcap
> chkprintcap: WARNING: but only found 0 queues to process!
Could it be there is no spool directory? There should be something like
in /etc/printcap; make sure that directory exists.
Also, is lpd running? What output does
ps -aux | grep lpd
produce? The simplest way to run lpd is to put the following in
lpd_enable="YES" # Run the line printer daemon.
Hope this helps.
Chris Hill chris at monochrome.org
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