Posted on 1997-04-25
I just loaded Redhat 4.1 and came to the stage of setting
up my printer. I went through the X printer setup menus
and created a printcap file and restarted lpd. Next I
clicked on all three printer test options (ascii,
postscript, and raw). Nothing works! Following failure,
I went to the command line and attempted echo
"something" > /dev/lp1. This swallows the command, but
my printer does not budge. Similar attempts to lp0 and
2 came back with other error messages. Running lpr just
swallows the files. Through all attempts, the printer
busy light never flickered!
Anyway, I'm using an HP820cxi Inkjet, if that makes a difference.
All help at solving this problem is appreciated.