Q: ghostscript 5.10 previews but won't print

Q: ghostscript 5.10 previews but won't print

Post by Charlie Zende » Mon, 29 Dec 1997 04:00:00

I just installed Aladdin Ghostscript 5.10 (1997-11-23)  on my Linux
2.0.0 kernel system
and now I can't print postscript files anymore. Unfortunately, I don't
get any error messages
so it is difficult to tell what is happening. Text files print fine to
my laserjet5, which uses
the Magicfilter-1.2 drivers. Also, gs and the ghostview previewer appear
to work fine
when sending output to an Xwindow, but when I use lpr to print a
postscript file, nothing
happens. The printer doesn't seem to get any data, and the print queue
has nothing in it.
How can I find out what I am doing wrong?


Charlie Zender        Voice, FAX: (303) 497-1612, 497-1324

P.O. Box 3000         URL: http://www.cgd.ucar.edu/cms/zender


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