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[SLUG] Laserjet 1100 & RedHat 6.2 printing problems
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- Subject: [SLUG] Laserjet 1100 & RedHat 6.2 printing problems
- From: carl@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Wed May 1 16:36:02 2002
Recently decided to connect a HP Laserjet 1100 to an
old Pentium 100 Rehat 6.2 box that I've got lying around.
For now I'd just like to get Linux to print to it,
then share it across the network with Samba.
I'm pretty familiar with Samba for file sharing,
but this is the first time I've connected a
printer to a Linux box, so please bear with me :-)
I've tried to read as much of the Linux Printing HOWTO
as possible, but I find the range of options confusing.
So far I've done the following:
1. Attached the printer, executed LPD daemon
and then run "printtool" under Red Hat 6.2
2. Created an entry under Printtool with the following properties:
Spool directory: /var/spool/lpd/lp
File limit: 0
Printer device: /dev/lp0
Input filter: *auto* Laser Jet 4/5/6 - No postscript support
Suppress headers: On
3. Attempt to test the entry by selecting Tests --> Print ASCII Test Page
Printtool confirms that a job was spooled.
And that's about it, no lights blink on the printer
and no further messages appear.
If I investigate the spool directory I get quite a number
cfA000elvis cfA004elvis cfA008elvis dfA001elvis dfA005elvis
cfA001elvis cfA005elvis cfA010elvis dfA002elvis dfA006elvis
cfA002elvis cfA006elvis cfA011elvis dfA003elvis dfA007elvis filter
cfA003elvis cfA007elvis dfA000elvis dfA004elvis dfA008elvis
Not sure if I've selected the right filter under the Printtool,
I went with a suggestion from another HP user on a Linux
printing related Web site.
Any comments or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.