Printing via USB Port
wblock at wonkity.com
Fri Feb 26 22:25:12 UTC 2010
On Fri, 26 Feb 2010, Bill Tillman wrote:
> Okay, I have the setup like you show and at least now the jobs show up
> in the queue, but nothing makes it to the printer. It's funny because
> I can change the one line in /etc/printcap to point to lpt0 instead of
> ulpt0 and it works. I have both parallel and USB cables connected in
> this test setup, but the server I want to move the printer back to
> only has USB.
[Please don't top-post, it makes replying harder.]
Some inexpensive printers don't auto-switch ports, so try disconnecting
the parallel cable when testing USB.
> Something else that seems odd, when I rebooted and started lpd from the command line there are two instances of it showing up in the ps -ax output. Shouldn't only one be running?
If you have lpd_enable="YES" in rc.conf, you don't need to start lpd
from the command line.
There should still only be one running. Is the second one grep, maybe?
> After reboot and restarting lpd, the job is in the queue but nothing
> is printing when using the USB connection.
Check the status:
% lpc status lp
And try restarting the printer:
% lpc restart lp
-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA
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