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RE: [SLUG] lpd not binding
- To: "Erich Schulz" <erich@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: RE: [SLUG] lpd not binding
- From: "Dave Kempe" <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed Oct 18 20:59:04 2000
- Cc: <slug@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> You might actually have something wrong with the hardware interface or the
> bios could be confused.
> As root, ( and if your printer can handle ascii) send something directly
> to the port, eg:
> ls -la > /dev/lp0
> and try it for all of the ports, and see if your printer responds
> If it does, you can eliminate the hardware as a problem, and look at the
> try netstat -l and see if the lpd is listening on one of the unix sockets
I eventually figured it all out thanks for all your help everyone who
Upgrading to LPRng does make it easier to troubleshoot.
It have function called checkpc that checks ya /etc/printcap and can correct
permissions errors etc.
Its very useful.