Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 6117
lpr does not print with local printer. Worked in 6.0
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:10:36 EDT
I currently use an HP DeskJet712C printer, and although it
is only partitally supported, with the drivers from
httptech.com, I was able to get the printer to work in black
and white. I would add an entry to printerdb in
rhl-printfilters, then add the printer (which was detected
on lp0) with printtool (with some extra options telling it
what driver to use). This worked perfectly in 6.0, but now
when I restart lpd and try to print a test page, it gets
hung up and does not print.
Note, I can print via other means, so it is not the
printer. However, the functionality provided with RedHat
6.0 is missed.
Do you have the line:
alias parport_lowlevel parport_pc
Did you recompile ghostscript with the different driver you're using
It's not running out of disk space, correct?
What happens if you install the rhs-printfilters from 6.0?
Try installing the rhs-printfilters from 6.0, and copying
Does that solve the problem?
What does the huge file in /tmp look like?
------- Additional Comments From 11/04/99 12:15 -------
In order to get the parallel port detected using the 2.2.12-20 kernel,
you must have the following conditions met:
1) Have "alias parport_lowlevel parport_pc" in /etc/conf.modules
2) Use a DMA parallel port mode. VERY IMPORTANT!
This is of course fixed in the 2.2.12-27 kernel. None of the above
apply for this kernel.
------- Additional Comments From 11/04/99 20:14 -------
add: parport_lowlevel parport_pc to /etc/conf.modules
OK, this should be fixed (the pbm2ppa problem) with
rhs-printfilters-1.58, which will be in the next Raw Hide