Postscript Printer won't print
Posted on 1997-08-31
I have my printcap file set up for 2 devices, 1 a panasonic dot-matrix printer, the other a Fujitsu Postcript printer. The panasonic prints fine, the Fujitsu, when passed a postscript file, responds `processing' for about 30 seconds, then responds `waiting', then after waiting 15 seconds (as setup) goes `idle'.
The spool directory listed in the printcap file, gets the postcript file, and the control file, and they live while the printer is responding 'processing' and get erased as soon as it starts to respond `waiting'. Doing a `ps -ax' while the printer is `processing' shows that I do indeed have 2 lpd processes running.
This printer works fine on a dos/windows machine. And will print the files with the dos command `print filename' that I am trying to print from my linux box. It takes about 3-5 minutes to print these files out on the dos machine, yet my lpd process dies in about 30 seconds...
Anybody have an idea of why this is happening?
P.S. There are no errors showing in my lp-error or /var/log/syslog log files. And I've already checked for errors in my printcap file, (I had the guy that wrote the Printing HOWTO check them also!)