[plug] RH6 and printing
akaars at networx.net.au
Tue May 25 05:43:05 WST 1999
I'll give that a try, the printcap file did have lp1 in there.
btw, do I have to reboot for it to take effect, or is there a handy
command to make it reread the printcap file?
Damion Hill wrote:
> Anthony's suggestion re samba will solve the problem of one of the
> messages popping up. The other message is about ncpfs which is
> to do with netware services.
> I have found there is no need for either of these for the printing to
> work, they are really just warning messages about extended print
> I suspect the problem you are having could be similar to what I
> found. RH6 refers to the printer port as lp0 (or lpt0 - sorry can't
> recall) whereas RH5.2 and lower referred to it as lp1. Check to
> make sure you have changed this in your /etc/printcap file or use
> the printtool to redefine your printer.
> On 24 May 99, at 12:44, Anthony J. Breeds-Taurima wrote:
> > On Sun, 23 May 1999, Arnold Kaars Sijpesteijn wrote:
> > > Hello,
> > > question from an infrequent list member and a lurker.
> > > I upgraded to RH6 from 5.2, and almost everything has gone ok.
> > > Except I lost my printer. I can't print, when I try, I get
> > > permission denied and something about a service which can't be
> > > started. When I run printtool I get the message Samba isn't
> > > installed, and some other service also, and it bombs out on me.
> > > What should I do to get the use of the printer back. It's an Epson
> > > Stylus 600.
> > Is the printre installed on your machine .. .ie does it plug into your lpt
> > port ??? or is it access over the network ????
> > I don't really s'pose it matters ... If printtool has been built to
> > require samabe, which seem knida silly, then you'll need to install it:
> > mount /mnt/cdrom
> > rpm -Uvh /mnt/cdrom/RedHat/RPMS/samba*rpm
> > should install sambe for you ..... give that a try and see what happens
> > ???
> > Yours Tony.
> Damion Hill
> dhill at wantree.com.au
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