On Sun, Oct 20, 2002 at 08:52:56PM +0100 or so it is rumoured hereabouts,
Declan Houlihan thought:
> On Sun, Oct 20, 2002 at 09:59:22AM +0100, Conor Daly wrote:
> > On Fri, Oct 18, 2002 at 08:56:54PM +0100 or so it is rumoured hereabouts,
> > Declan Houlihan thought:
> > >
> > > I'm trying to set up the linux boxes (RedHat 7.3 on Intel) to print
> > > to these printers. If I add a printer using the printconf-gui
> > > program, the printer works perfectly.
> > >
> > > If I add the entry straight to the /etc/printcap.local file
> > > and restart lpd then the printer won't work. This is confusing
> > > becuase I am literally copying and pasting the entry that the gui
> > > makes into the /etc/printcap.local file so there is no difference
> > > in the configuration.
> > Have you looked at the config that goes directly into the spool directory?
> > There's more than just the printcap (at least in some cases...)
> I've looked and printconf-backend is correctly putting entries
> from /etc/printcap.local into /etc/printcap.
>> I don't know of any other printcap files.
> All of the spool directories are being created
> correctly though and running checkpc returns
> 0 errors.
Make a working printer entry using printconf, then have a look in
/var/spool/lpd/<new.printer>/ and you should find a bunch of files in
there with names like "config" and others. 'less' a few of them and see if
you need to include such stuff in your handmade print spools. Alas, I'm
using cups and haven't got a printconf generated spool handy for more
Conor Daly <conor.daly at oceanfree.net>
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