I finally got around to installing Linux (redhat 4.1), and to my surprise
the installation actually went pretty much without any hitches. Now, I'm
trying to setup print services. Basically, my printer is on LPT1, and I
know it works under plain MS-Dos. However, cat filetoprint > /dev/lp1
under Linux doesn't do anything -- it just returns me to the command line.
Typing "lpc status" after that returns something to the effect of:
queuing is enabled
printing is enabled
1 entry in spool area
no daemon present
Well, my print job is obviously getting to the spool area, but the print
daemon isn't kicking in to send it to the printer. So I figure either: a)
my printer isn't configured correctly, or b) my print daemon is never
getting activated in the first place.
Anybody have any ideas on the problem and how to fix it?