Gene Heskett sends Greetings to Eythan Weg;
>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?
Permissions maybe?? If its permissins related, then it gets
auto-deleted from the cue in about 2 seconds, so unless you are quick,
lpq will return nothing, giving you the false impression the job went
into the bit bucket. lpr's error messages need some serious help.
But it *was* a _huge problem_ here, and I mean that in the past tense.
I've installed LPRng, and lprngtool, in place of lpr and printtool, and
haven't had a problem since. That was about 2 weeks, and 3 kernel
versions ago (up to 2.2.18pre22 now) and its still working flawlessly.
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