Tim Waugh <email@example.com> writes:
> On Mon, Nov 20, 2000 at 07:08:35PM -0500, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > I have encountered some difficulties in
> > printing with recent kernels. This is after a
> > long successful experience with 2.2.16.
> Not a lot really changed between 2.2.16 and 2.2.18pre21,
> > Writing to the /dev/lp0 results in nothing.
> Does this mean 'the write returns, but nothing happens', or 'the write
> fails', or 'the write hangs'?
By writing I meant redirecting some text through
the shell. It comes back with no sign of
failure. I tried also this little perl:
($i=open(P, "+</dev/lp0")) ||die "Cannot open $!";
print "Open returns: $i\n";
$i=(print P "Hello!\n");
print STDOUT "Printing returns $i\n";
with this result:
Open returns: 1
Printing returns 1
Resetting /dev/lp0 with tunelp moves the printer!
> Is the printer plugged in _directly_ to the port? I don't think Epson
> Stylus printers work very well if there's another device in the way
> (no idea why).
The Epson is the only device I have.
Except for the kernel and its modules what else
could potentially be involved with this failure?
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