[lug] Printing problems RH7.3

Gary Hodges Gary.Hodges at noaa.gov
Fri Sep 20 11:10:18 MDT 2002

The sequence of events:

1.  Printed full (37 page) .pdf doc with <mpage -2 -t -Php8> and got a
little less than half out
2.  Printed the rest (forgot 4 pages in the middle) with <mpage -2 -t
    and got out what I sent to the printer
3.  Attempted to print the middle four pages with <mpage -2 -t -Php8>
and nothing came out. 
    Repeated print try several times but never got the pages.
4.  Tried a different (2 page) .pdf doc with <mpage -2 -Php8> and that
5.  Tried the original again with and without the -t option without
6.  Tried a plain text file with mpage and lpr without success.
7.  Tried a different printer without success.
8.  Tried that 2 page doc but it doesn't print now.

Here is an lpq -Php8 immediately after attempting to print:

~/SANS>lpq -Php8
Printer: lp0 at space 'hp8' (dest /var/spool/lpd/lp0 at
 Queue: no printable jobs in queue
 Status: job 'cfA999space.srrb.noaa.gov' removed at 11:04:22.271
JetDirect lpd: no jobs queued on this port

Earlier it would show a print job as active before showing it removed. 
Now the job is removed immediately.

All seems strange to me, but maybe there is a lock file somewhere that
got set for some reason.  I can print using a Windows machine.


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