stimits at idcomm.com
Wed Mar 14 12:47:54 MST 2001
Shannon Johnston wrote:
> I'm running a RH 7 desktop.
> I've run the printtool and it's initial auto-detection detected the device
> on /dev/lp0. I add the printer and when I select the test, the only one
> that works is the 'Print ASCII directly to port'
> The ASCII & PostScript Test options return an error.
> 'Error printing test page to queue lp
> Error reason: lpr: unable to print file: The requested resource is
> currently unavailable on this server.'
> I'm not sure how to make the resource available.
Sounds like /dev/lp0 is not available because a module or other hardware
setup is incomplete. I am assuming this is a module support; as root run
"lsmod", see if anything resembling printing printer is there. Or maybe
it is compiled into the kernel and doesn't need a module. FYI, was the
error message you received from /var/log/messages? If not, monitor that
with "tail -f -n 30 /var/log/messages" while you try to print and see
what it says.
D. Stimits, stimits at idcomm.com
> On Wed, 14 Mar 2001, Nate Duehr wrote:
> > If your distribution has it (and you're running with X turned on)
> > RedHat's printtool seems easier than most tools or setting up printcap
> > files by hand.
> > It's not 100% intuitive, but we can help here on the list if you need it.
> > You need to specify exactly what kind of LaserJet printer. It has
> > filters for many older models and most can be used for modern LaserJet's
> > also. I've found that the LaserJet 4/5/6 driver for Ghostscript (the
> > program that printtool is actually setting up "underneath") usually
> > product some kind of output on almost any modern LaserJet, as long as
> > it's not one of the "Windows printers" that require special software.
> > You also need the correct kernel modules loaded to access the parallel
> > port on your machine if that's what you mean by "local". (i.e. Not a
> > network printer or print server.)
> > When faced with a new printer I've never set up in printtool, I find
> > that the "reload lpd" and "test" menus get used a LOT for a few minutes
> > until I find something that has reasonable output. :-)
> > Nate
> > Shannon Johnston wrote:
> > > What's the quickest, easiest way to setup a local HP Laserjet printer?
> > >
> > > Shannon
> > >
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