Kevin D. Kinsey, DaleCo, S.P. kdk at
Thu Apr 15 08:42:53 PDT 2004

Robert Storey wrote:

>Dear all,
>Having looked at the mind-boggling amount of configuration information
>that is in the Handbook, I decided to just install CUPS. I'm very familiar
>with CUPS, having configured it many times in Linux.
>So I installed the CUPS daemon, and started it by going to
>/usr/local/etc/rc.d/ and renaming the sample file to I even did a
>"./ start" and that worked - that is, my printer reacted by moving
>the print head, and I could fire up Mozilla and type
>"http://localhost:631" and then reach the CUPS configuration page. My
>printer is an Epson 24-pin dot-matrix onf /dev/lpt0 - there is a driver
>for that, so no problem. So that should be enough to make it work - at
>least that would do the job under Linux. But attempting to print a test
>page gives me nothing.
>The Handbook says almost zilch about CUPS other than suggesting that one
>should look at for advice. Of course, has little to say
>about BSD.
>So I'm wondering what I did wrong? Any help is appreciated.
>best regards,

I'm a definite newbie when it comes to printing; but I'll
take a shot (hopefully you're taking that first sentence
under advisement) in the hopes that keeping the thread
alive will get you what you need before too many days
pass.  Probably these questions are more to satisfy my
curiosity than to give help ... but let's go:

First, what command are you using to attempt to print
the test page?

Secondly, what does your entry for the printer look like
in /etc/printcap?

Anything in your logs?  /var/log/messages, perhaps...

Lastly, did you restart the daemon? 

    $lpc restart all

Like I said; I may be off base here, but maybe there's
food for thought; at the very least maybe somebody
else can grab the ball and run with it


Kevin Kinsey
DaleCo, S.P.

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