ghostscript 5.10 and stylus 600 on Solaris 2.6

ghostscript 5.10 and stylus 600 on Solaris 2.6

Post by Tejas Go » Tue, 16 Dec 1997 04:00:00


Anybody out there has successfully configured ghostscript 5.10 on Solaris
2.6 x86 for Epson Stylus 600 printers ?

Please send me the steps/scripts if you can.




1. Can't print postscript (epson stylus 600,gs 5.10)


I'm at a loss as to why I am unable to print postscript files on my
Redhat 5.1 system and ghostscript 5.10 using an Epson Stylus Color 600.
I have setup three different printers using the Redhat printtool
interface. I have verified the printer drivers are sane, the spool
directories are set up and that printcap is correct. I have lpt1 using
/dev/lp1 on LPT1 using ECP.

What I can print:

- Ascii files, using printtool test and from 'lpr testdoc'
- postscript files as long as I do it from the command line,e.g.,

What I can't print:

I can't print any test files in Redhat printtool for postscript.
I can't print any files running, e.g., 'lpr -Plp_ps' or 'lpr'

When I attempt to run a postscript job my printer light blinks once but
I get no prints. When I check the spool director for the printer,
/var/spool/lpd/lp_ps for example, I have three files that agree with the
time that the print job was sent such as:

File Name Contents

.seg  021

lock  535

status  lp_ps is ready and printing

Other Info:

lpd is started when the kernel (2.0.35) is loaded.
lpq lists no jobs running after unsuccessful attempts.
No jobs are run when I reboot.
gs --version lists gs 5.10.
ghostview works fine, displaying ps files.
I have verified the Redhat printer rpm files with "rpm -V
My printer port in the BIOS is LPT1 of type ECP.
I have also tried the setup from
I have read all of the HowTo's and man pages, etc.
Pentium 133 with 96 meg ram.

I have seen other posts and have information on using APSfilter and
magicfilter but have seen others that seem to be having good luck with
Redhat's printtool and ghostscript 5.10. Since I can't get printtool to
even run a successful test, I'm reluctant to load anything else on quite
yet. Does anyone have any suggestions?


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