RH 6.0 - Printing not working - seems to setup fine in PRINTTOOL though

RH 6.0 - Printing not working - seems to setup fine in PRINTTOOL though

Post by Larr » Sun, 31 Dec 1899 09:00:00



I've installed RH 6.0 and used PRINTTOOL to setup the printer, an HP
DeskJet.  When I try to print though (even the ASCII test page), nothing
happens.  It's like it's not really even trying to send anything to the
printer.

When I setup the printer in PRINTTOOL, it detects my parallel port as lp0.
Anything I can try to see what might be causing the problem?

Thanks,
Larry

 
 
 

RH 6.0 - Printing not working - seems to setup fine in PRINTTOOL though

Post by Ronald Col » Sun, 31 Dec 1899 09:00:00



> I've installed RH 6.0 and used PRINTTOOL to setup the printer, an HP
> DeskJet.  When I try to print though (even the ASCII test page), nothing
> happens.  It's like it's not really even trying to send anything to the
> printer.

> When I setup the printer in PRINTTOOL, it detects my parallel port as lp0.
> Anything I can try to see what might be causing the problem?

Check the IRQ assigned to the port you have the printer plugged into
and make sure you're using the correct /dev/lp[0-2].  See "man 4 lp".

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