loosing hair inside canon printer...

Chris Hill 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 
displayed above.

> # 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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