Printer won't work
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Fri Jul 22 06:06:19 GMT 2005
FreeBSD localhost 5.4-RELEASE FreeBSD 5.4-RELEASE #0: Wed Jul 20 22:10:32 UTC 2005
Can't get printer to work.
I have a P4 compter with SCSI drives and 1 gig of memmory. It runs Mozilla, apache2,
mysql and php5 perfect. When I try to print something, it doesn't work.
I have a Hewlett-Packard Deskjet-500 printer. I followed the instructions in the Handbook.
I tested it with the 'lptest > /dev/lpt0' function. It printed one line, stalled for a few
seconds like it didn't know what to do, then it ejected the sheet and then ran two more
sheets without trying to print anything. The manual says if it prints something, it okay,
you can fix the errors later.
I did install the 'ifhp filter' from the /usr/share/examples to /usr/local/libexec/ifhp.
The 'ifhp filter' is designed for the Deskjet-500 and will also work on most Hewlett-Packards.
My printcap file is:
lp|hp|local line printer:\
My print spool is:
I chowned lpd for deamon,deamon and I also chmoded 770 like the book says.
I used 'lpr file' to try and print something and all I received was:
no daemon to abort
lpc: Unable to connect to /var/run/printer: Socket operation on non-socket
lpc: Check to see if the master 'lpd' process is running.
couldn't restart daemon
This tells you theres no socket and the daemon isn't running. I also checked to see
if /var/run/printer existed. I cd'd to /var/run and that was it. I ran ls and printer
did not come up.
I also ran # lptcontrol -i -d /dev/lpt0 for interrupt-driven mode and
# lptcontrol -p -d /dev/lpt0 for polled-mode. It failed both times.
I know how to use ps -aux the see if apache and mysql are running, but I don't how
to find out if the 'printing daemon" is running.
I think we need to somehow find a way to get the 'printing daemon' to run.
This is about a far as I can go, hopefully, someone can tell me the steps to get the daemon
going and how to tell if its going.
I also tried this on the same computer with FreeBSD 5.4 without any applications installed. I also
tried it on Dell-P3 with IDE drives. Both of these produced the same results.
Thanks in advance,
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