connection to remote printer is down
chowse at charter.net
Sat Nov 29 11:32:34 PST 2003
On Saturday 29 November 2003 01:03 pm, Garance A Drosihn wrote:
> At 12:26 AM -0600 11/27/03, Charles Howse wrote:
> >I have an HP1100 printer that I set up on machine "moe" with
> >apsfilter, and is working perfectly.
> >I'm trying to setup machine "larry" to print text only to the
> >printer on "moe", but I'm not getting anywhere. Jobs get
> >into the local spool, but time out waiting on the remote
> >machine to "come up". I can ping the remote machine with
> >no difficulty.
> >I have the following in /etc/hosts.lpd:
> >[charles at moe ~]$ cat /etc/hosts.lpd
> ># $FreeBSD: src/etc/hosts.lpd,v 1.4 1999/08/27 23:23:42 peter Exp $
> ># See lpd(8)
> >Here's larry's /etc/printcap:
> > :lp=:rm=moe:rp=hp1100:sd=/var/spool/output/moe:lf=/var/log/lpd-er
> > :rs:
> In your /etc/hosts.lpd file, you specify a fully-qualified
> name for 'larry'. But in your printcap file, you specified
> only 'moe', and not something like 'moe.howse.homeunix.net'.
> That seems a bit inconsistent to me, but I assume it is not
> too important.
> To me, it looks like lpd is not accepting remote connections
> on moe. That would happen if lpd is not being started during
> system startup, or if you have started it up with the '-s'
> ("secure") flag. What do you see if you type the following
> command on moe:
The -s flag was the problem. Thanks!
May I ask another printer-related question?
Using KDE, is there a way to change the quality or resolution of a print job
on the fly? For example, when I open KEdit to print a file, I don't have an
option to print in a different resolution or to lower the quality setting.
I'm having to edit /usr/local/etc/apsfilter/hp1100/apsfilterrc and change
things to suit me before each print job at a different setting.
Random Murphy's Law:
A day without sunshine ....
is like ... night!
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