Posted on 1998-02-15
I am having trouble 'cat'ing a file to my printer, and hence can't print anything. I believe my trouble is fundamental problems with the port, I am not looking at deamons or anything yet, I shall get on to that when I can cat to the port.
My printer port is parallel.
My printer is on /dev/lp2.
If I use "tunelp /dev/lp2 -s" I get the following message:
"Status is 95, busy, on-line".
The printer is on-line, but I do not believe it is busy. The busy light is certainly not flashing.
There is nothing on lpq, "no entries"
If I "cat testfile > /dev/lp2" the session hangs and I must use control C to get the promt back.
Please help !!!! Have I got a spool file knocking around blocking up the port ? I don't know...