printing problems ....
William A. Mahaffey III
wam at hiwaay.net
Thu Sep 4 02:27:43 UTC 2014
On 09/03/14 21:14, Martin Alejandro Paredes Sanchez wrote:
> El Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:53:45 -0500
> "William A. Mahaffey III" <wam at hiwaay.net> escribió:
>> I am trying to get printing working under FBSD 9.3. I cribbed
>> printcap info from
>> & tried it out:
> Great, you started well, reading the manual
>> [root at kabini1, /etc, 10:48:04am] 458 % service lpd status
>> lpd is running as pid 27062.
>> [root at kabini1, /etc, 10:48:06am] 459 % printf "From jaguar:\n1. This
>> printer can print.\n2. This is the second line.\n" | lpr
>> [root at kabini1, /etc, 10:48:36am] 460 % lpq
>> no entries
> According with the next page
> The printer Xerox Phaser 6130N can print plain text, but in xerox.com
> it list PCL6 and PostScript drivers
> Since lpq said "no entries", the job was send to the printer, let see
> if we can diagnose why nothing was printed
>> [root at kabini1, /etc, 10:48:38am] 461 % (tail printcap )
>> # :lp=/dev/lpt0:sd=/var/spool/output/lpd:lf=/var/log/lpd-errs:
>> # ... following cribbed from Athlon-cube, FC14 ;-) ....
>> # printer|Xerox Phaser 6130N:rm=jaguar.cfd.com:rp=printer:
>> # Cups-PDF|Cups-PDF:rm=jaguar.cfd.com:rp=Cups-PDF:
>> # ... following cribbed from online FBSD LP docs ....
> In the office I have a Xerox WorkCentre 5135 and I use "rp=lp", try
> with that, "rp=raw" normally is for HP printers
>> Nothing ever comes out of the printer, thought it does light up, it
>> seems to know it got something ....
> The job arrived to the printer, but maybe to the wrong queue (rp=raw)
>> The same printf stuff above works
>> from the shell CLI on other Linux boxen (CUPS), so the printer can
>> handle straight ASCII text .... TIA for any clues ....
> The package CUPS has filters included, the LPD/LPR system included in
> the base does not
> Even your printcap file does not specify a input-filter (if=)
> Read the next post (the part referring to how LPD/LPR works)
> In conclusion, try changing rp=lp and let us know what happen
> Martin Paredes
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Still nogo, printer light comes on, it makes a bit of noise, but no
William A. Mahaffey III
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