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printing works with the "cat <file> > /dev/lp" command, but when i use "lpr <file>" or "pr <file> | lpr", nothing prints.  if i query with "lpq", "Warning: no daemon present" and the job info is written to the screen.  being a rookie, how can i use the lpr command _and_ start a daemon? thanks!
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by:ahoffmann
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Usually there is a script somewhere below /etc (depending on your Linux distribution), starting the deamon lpd.
Grep for lpd in those scripts. You must enable that script (again: depends on distribution).
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by:nrkdagn
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i found the answere in a 50 dollar text.  it was over a page long.
-brett
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jlms earned 100 total points
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Then delete the question from the forum so we don't get here unecesarly.
Regards.
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by:nrkdagn
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is this an indefinite loop?  i wish i could erase this question, but as far as i can see, i can only grade the response or increase the points (or add these comments). :)
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by:jlms
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Please ccheck again, there is a little box somewhere to delete the question! I just did it one or two weeks ago (but that does not mean that nothing changed since then :) )

Regards.
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