[lug] Printing problems RH7.3

D. Stimits stimits at attbi.com
Sat Sep 21 09:45:40 MDT 2002

Kenneth D. Weinert wrote:
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> Dumb question - is /var/spool/lpd full?

This probably doesn't apply, but if a setting is made then 
/var/spool/lpd/ will use symbolic links, rather than copy of a complete 
file there for printing. In that case, there are times when print fails 
due to printing files from which no symbolic link is possible...e.g., 
some remote directories. But in that case, there would be no successful 
page prints, rather than gaps. I would have to wonder if the missing 
pages show up when viewed in ghostview (gv), since likely it is 
ghostview interpreting the file into the printer language. Viewing in 
xpdf may not show the same errors as printing in xpdf; but viewing and 
printing should be fairly close between gv and printing, in either the 
case of pdf or postscript. There is a possibility that the 
interpretation of formats is causing missing pages.

D. Stimits, stimits AT attbi.com

> On Fri 20 September 2002 16:44, Gary Hodges wrote:
>>I ran the 'service' command you suggested and then tried printing a text
>>file with lpr.  I succeeded in waking the printer, but it didn't print
>>the file.  Those middle four pages contained more of the same of the
>>rest of the document as far as I can tell.  In any case, it doesn't even
>>print text files now.  Strange.
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