No one seems to know how to fix this so I'll continue
I have a toshiba 2595xDVD laptop and a HP 712C
printer. The printer
doesn't print when
1. I use the lprngtool print test page option
2. I run the command printf "123456789\n\f" >
I have discovered
1. The documentation I can find doesn't deal with my
2. I added debugging code to the lp.c and parport_pc.c
I found that the printf command calls lp_open,
Then lp_write_buf writes 10 characters then writes
Next lp_yield is called.
3. I bought a Pan Pacific RS232 breakout box
The Led's light this way when quiescent and printing
Quiescent Running Quiescent Running
pin Flashing flashing
2 off green 2 off off/green
3 off green/red 3 off off/green
4 RED green 4 off off/green
5 RED green/red 5 off off/green
6 off green 6 off off/green
8 off green 8 off off/green
15 RED red 15 off RED
17 off green 17 GREEN off/green
20 off green 20 GREEN off/green
24 off green 24 GREEN off/green
linux command: while true ; do cat
/usr/share/lprngtool/tespage.asc > /dev/lp0 ; done
windowsXP: printer Properties dialog "Print Test Page"
4. I sent this note to firstname.lastname@example.org
Did you ever get your deskjet working with debian.
I am having the same problems you mentioned in
I connected a break out box to the system and I see
data flying when I
send print jobs to the printer, but no printing takes
The printer works just fine under Mandrake, and
Did you solve it or do something else?
If you are reading this and have any ideas, let me know.
# Thomas Bodine, http://www.tommythegeek.com
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