trouble printing

Brian John brianjohn at
Mon Feb 14 17:06:05 GMT 2005

I tried this question on the newbies list first but didn't get a response
so I'm trying here.

I am having trouble printing from my HP Deskjet 710C printer.  It
is hooked up via parallel port and I can print fine with it from
Windows.  However, I can't get it to work in FreeBSD.  I followed the
instructions here:

Everything seems to be fine.  But when I try to test the printer using a
command similar to this:

# cat file > /dev/lptN

or this:

lptest > /dev/lpt0

nothing happens.  Does anyone have a clue what I might have done wrong?

Thanks for the help


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