I have had installed Slackware 3.2-Linux 2.0.29 and recently upgraded to
Slackware 3.4-2.0.32, but I have one small problem.
I cannot print anything other than plain text to my Canon BJ-200.
I can `cat myfile > /dev/lp1`.
I can `lpr myfile` if myfile is a plain text file.
I cannot get Ghostscript to print any Postscript files or .DVI files.
I have tried setting PRINTCAP up with every utility I can find (APS-FILTER,
I have even installed RedHat 5.0 with its printer setup program. But to no
When I print a .PS file it shows up in LPC as a job spooled. The file appears
in the spooling directory. But a `ps -aux` never shows GhostScript doing
When GS is run from the prompt sometimes it complains about not being able to
open the X11 display. So I did briefly think that GS was bailing out when it
came to "filtering" my .PS files but I don't think this is the problem.
The only unusual thing connected between my computer and the printer is a
Colorado Trakker ( which I have got working with ftape-4.x-alpha - it is more
reliable under Linux than it ever was under DOS/WINDOWS ), but I don't think
this is the problem as `cat`ing directly to the printer device is unharmed.
Also, I don't think it is anything to do with the lp.o module being loaded
since I have a script to unload the lp module and insert the modules required
for the trakker and this is only run before backups are made. Otherwise lp.o
is loaded in rc.modules.
Anyone with a solution
All tips gratefully accepted.