I'm having a problem running NeWSprint (2.5) under Solaris 2.5 on a
SPARCstation LX. The printer is a NeWSprinter20. I send a job to
the print queue and it prints, but then stays in the queue. Further
jobs just sit on the queue, piling up behind the offending one. Nothing
prints. Everything looks normal, just nothing happens.
If I 'cancel' the offending job, for a minute or two 'lpstat' will
say everything's normal ("NeWSprinter20 is ready and printing", that
sort of thing) but 'lpq' will say "Warning: NeWSprinter20 is down:
Failed to open the printer port. (Device busy.)" Then, the blocking
job will disappear, and the next one on the queue will print as usual.
(Then _it_ becomes the blocking job. :-)
Anybody know what the story is?
I've been trying to get patch info from Sun, but without success.
Their web server won't give me the patch report nor serve me
any of the publicly available patches (I was hoping to find
something in the 2.5 cluster.) v2.5 is the final release of
NeWSprint, so there won't be any help from that direction.
Thanks for any ideas.
Thomas M. Hundt:Market Vision/Global Financial Information
40 Rector St, New York NY 10006