No Printing Works Except Gimp-Print

No Printing Works Except Gimp-Print

Post by Amhergi » Tue, 05 Feb 2002 09:31:31



Hello everyone. I've been fighting non-stop with a new HP 920C connected on
a USB all night. I have a stock Mandrake 8.1 but upgraded the kernel to
2.4.17 (self-compiled) and have updated all the cups and LPRng things to
the following (most recent cooker):

artemis.hall(204)> rpm -qa | grep cups
qtcups-2.1-17mdk
cups-drivers-1.1-34mdk
libcups1-1.1.13-2mdk
cups-serial-1.1.13-2mdk
cups-common-1.1.13-2mdk
libqtcups2-2.1-17mdk
cups-1.1.13-2mdk

LPRng-3.8.4-2mdk

ghostscript is the stock one with hpijs 1.02.

I couldn't print for the life of me for ages but then just said "to hell
with it" and 777'd the /dev/usb/lp0 device. Suddenly I could cat text files
to the device and it worked.

I can also use gimp-print successfully under gimp:

artemis.hall(206)> versions gimp
gimp-data-extras-1.2.0-3mdk
gimpprint-4.1.99-16mdk
libgimpprint1-devel-4.1.99-16mdk
libgimp1.2_1-1.2.2-5mdk
gimp-1.2.2-6mdk
libgimpprint1-4.1.99-16mdk

The problem is that neither CUPS, LPRng, or the PDQ (stock 8.1 Mandrake)
seem to work. They all spew things out and they get there (via 'lpq' for
instance), but nothing else happens.

I get things like this:
artemis.hall(109)> lpq

 Queue: no printable jobs in queue
 Server: no server active
 Status: job 'cfA785localhost.localdomain' removed at 00:09:43.767
 Rank   Owner/ID                  Class Job Files             Size Time
done   hall                         A   798 /etc/hosts          42 00:09:43

Can anyone help at all?

 
 
 

No Printing Works Except Gimp-Print

Post by Amhergi » Tue, 05 Feb 2002 10:07:23


I must say, however, that I just realized this: The gimp-print is using the
cups device. Yet I can't get anything else to use it correctly, including
KDE 2.2.1 and it's printing module with any of the programs along with it.

Any help would be so so appreciated everyone,

Best wishes to all,
A


> Hello everyone. I've been fighting non-stop with a new HP 920C connected
> on a USB all night. I have a stock Mandrake 8.1 but upgraded the kernel to
> 2.4.17 (self-compiled) and have updated all the cups and LPRng things to
> the following (most recent cooker):

> artemis.hall(204)> rpm -qa | grep cups
> qtcups-2.1-17mdk
> cups-drivers-1.1-34mdk
> libcups1-1.1.13-2mdk
> cups-serial-1.1.13-2mdk
> cups-common-1.1.13-2mdk
> libqtcups2-2.1-17mdk
> cups-1.1.13-2mdk

> LPRng-3.8.4-2mdk

> ghostscript is the stock one with hpijs 1.02.

> I couldn't print for the life of me for ages but then just said "to hell
> with it" and 777'd the /dev/usb/lp0 device. Suddenly I could cat text
> files to the device and it worked.

> I can also use gimp-print successfully under gimp:

> artemis.hall(206)> versions gimp
> gimp-data-extras-1.2.0-3mdk
> gimpprint-4.1.99-16mdk
> libgimpprint1-devel-4.1.99-16mdk
> libgimp1.2_1-1.2.2-5mdk
> gimp-1.2.2-6mdk
> libgimpprint1-4.1.99-16mdk

> The problem is that neither CUPS, LPRng, or the PDQ (stock 8.1 Mandrake)
> seem to work. They all spew things out and they get there (via 'lpq' for
> instance), but nothing else happens.

> I get things like this:
> artemis.hall(109)> lpq

>  Queue: no printable jobs in queue
>  Server: no server active
>  Status: job 'cfA785localhost.localdomain' removed at 00:09:43.767
>  Rank   Owner/ID                  Class Job Files             Size Time
> done   hall                         A   798 /etc/hosts          42
> 00:09:43

> Can anyone help at all?


 
 
 

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just vanishes without acutally printing.  No error messages, it just
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Yesterday everything worked perfectly.  Today I have to be 'root' to use
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John

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