Topic: print problem
started by: gaius
Posted by gaius on Dec. 10 2005,18:39Hello,
after installing and setting up my hp 815c printer (DSL 2.0) via a printserverbox I'm able to print out a test-page. What to do now to be able to use this device in my applications, i.a print a textfile out of "BEAVER", print content of any internet page (i.e firefox...) ??
It's not possible to print by the command
but a lpstat -d tells me that my hp815c is the default.
Any help ?? Thanx a lot in advance!
Posted by cbagger01 on Dec. 10 2005,21:34I think there is some "I" step that is very important.
Read the docs for details:
< http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub....wto.pdf >
Posted by gaius on Dec. 11 2005,10:39Hello .... and thanks for answering!
...but I've done this already and set my printer up like described there, as I mentioned it's possible to print a testpage - no prob.
Anyway, a new idea why I can't printout i.e from firefox ??
Posted by Pita on Dec. 15 2005,03:11
I have the identical problem using cups with my Epson LQ-300 printer.
Can only print test page ok. Trying to print otherwise I get:
cat file | lpr
sending job 'dsl@box+228' to missingprinter@localhost
connecting to 'localhost', attempt 1
connected to 'localhost'
requesting printer missingprinter@localhost
job 'dsl@box+228' transfer to missingprinter@localhost failed
error 'NONZERO RFC1179 ERROR CODE FROM SERVER' with ack 'ACK_FAIL'
sending str '^Bmissingprinter' to missingprinter@localhost
error msg: 'spool queue for 'missingprinter' does not exist on server box'
error msg: ' non-existent printer or you need to run 'checkpc -f'
Printer: missingprinter@box - ERROR: spool queue for 'missingprinter' does not exist on server box
system default destination: Epson
Any help appreciated!
Posted by roberts on Dec. 15 2005,04:11CUPS is not part of DSL proper. Please discuss that in the MyDSL Community Area under System.
As for the other, Beaver and Firefox.
I have no problems with either.
Have you started the printer lpd daemon? The control panel should show that the Printing/lpd button depressed.
With some apps you need to specify your printer by the name that you assigned when you setup your printer.
In fireox under printing printer there is a Properties button. There I entered my print command. Using the default printer name like this:
lpr -h -Plp
Also, you can export your printer as suggested in the docs.
Posted by melder215 on Dec. 31 2005,04:50i could really use a hint on how to get my lexmark z51 to print. i got some rpm from lexmark but not sure what to do w/ it.. i am sure there is some doc on the web that would help me but i have had no luck.. aslo.. could you recomend a good started doc.. i read all the one that starts up w/ dsl.. i think.. help would be appreciated..
Posted by roberts on Dec. 31 2005,20:00Have you read the pdf doc referenced earlier in this thread.
Also I would suggest to see if the printer has compatibiliy mode.
That is, can it emulate a standard printer? You can go though the apsfilter setup and see if some of the standard drivers will give the basic printing, maybe more. At least try it up to the print test page.
Posted by cbagger01 on Dec. 31 2005,21:08According to this website:
< http://www.linuxprinting.org/show_printer.cgi?recnum=Lexmark-Z51 >
The lx5000 driver should work.
So choose "Lexmark 5000 [lx5000]" or option 9 from the lexmark menu and give it a try.
Please be sure to follow the printing howto pdf doc
Posted by melder215 on Jan. 01 2006,23:25oooh.. people that provide helpful information.. too bad i can't find anyone like that in the real world.. thank u very much sir.. i will be trying that RIGHT now.. btw.. where do i find the prining pdf.??
Posted by clivesay on Jan. 02 2006,00:39
Posted by melder215 on Jan. 02 2006,05:39ol error says i ain't got that drivr in my gs. will the answer be in the printing pdf? am i wasting ur time? do you have to answer the same ? over and over..??
Posted by melder215 on Jan. 02 2006,05:45no lxe5000 lexmark driver in my gs? hell i don't understand gs much less be able to do something about it.. but i dun learned you linx people r d help. if i can get my printer going.. all my mp3s to play, and my pix outta my digicam i solemly swear to ditch my winsux98 partition.. till 'uncle bill' comes out with a windows live_cd..!!
hahahaa haha ha ah .. haha.. *sigh* man that was funny..
cause there is no MS windows live_cd.. cause they can't do it.. right?
Posted by cbagger01 on Jan. 03 2006,11:30Hmm... Maybe the GhostScipt (gs) that is part of the apsfilter printing package does not have this driver.
Maybe install the cups printing software from the repository and see if it works? I am not sure, but it's worth a try.