I checked the FAQs, Digests and HOWTOs throroughly and I couldn't find a
solution to these problems I'm having.
1. I can't get the lpd to stay in the memory. I've put /etc/lpd in the
rc file. When I want to print a file with lpr "filename" it gives me back
a message saying that the file is being queued but that no daemon is
running. The file gets in the queue but it doesn't print out until I call
lpd. After that the story starts again: lpr "filename" just puts the
filename in the queue and I have to type lpd to get it printed. I checked
all the help on this in the Printing-HOWTO and the archives for this
newsgroups and tried all the things suggested (like creating a dir
/usr/spool/lpd and files .seq, lock, status, changing the mode and ownerships
of lpr,lpq,lpd, etc) but nothing works.
A related problem (I think) is that Ghostview doesn't want to print
any postscript files (when I choose to print a file and then I do a ps x to
see if Ghostview called gs I see: gs -sDEVICE=x11 -dNOPAUSE -dSAFE but I don't
see a file name like I do when I gsprint). I'm using gsprint "filename"
right now to print psfiles.
Any advice on these 2 things because I've tried everything I could
think or saw on the net?
2. When I use the shutdown command by second drive doesn't want to
umount (It says sda2 cannot umount). My second drive is running off a
Adaptec 1522 and I mounted it under the /home directory. I'd really like to
umount it before I shut down because I don't want to end up with the hole
thing in the lost+found.
I would really appreciate any advice on these problems and I will post a
summary on the net if I get any responses. After reading the archives of
these newsgroup it seems to me that quite a few other people had these
BTW, Linux/XWindows are the greatest. I'm a newbie at this (3 1/2 weeks) and
I only used MSWindows a couple of times since then. How can you use MSWindows
after using Linux/XWindows? :)