I figured out what the problem was with my printer not showing up
on bootup. It's always somethin stupid in the Linux world! :)
I had an extra serial port* off an ISA board that I
wasn't using and it stole the port I/O address on my LPT
port. That's why I didn't get any output from an
cat file > /dev/lp1
(or lp0 or lp2 for that matter).
Now it works, I installed apsfilter 4.91 and chose Laserjet 3
mode as suggested to me by someone. It now handles postscript
files well too. It does print out text files in an enscript
Does anyone know why I need to push the purple button on
the printer whenever I do a:
ls > /dev/lp1
Or anything other than and lpr filename (which works fine
as well as a cat filename | lpr). In otherwords a redirection
to the /dev/lp1 hangs the printer, until I push the button
then the data redirected to the printer just prints out
as though it were normal. Hmmm?
I want to thank:
for your responses and I'm sorry that I didn't get back
to you guys.