Printer Setup on Linux Slackware 7

I installed linux slackware 7 and modified printcap
file to configure the printer.  Here's my printcap
file :
##PRINTTOOL3## LOCAL cdj550 300x300 letter {} DeskJet550 3 1

I created a directory /var/spool/lpd/lp and
have a filter file located in /var/spool/lpd/lp/filter.
I have a HP DeskJet 550 printer, and if
I type "lpr -Plp <filename>", it doesn't do anything,
but the file, status located in /var/spool/lpd/lp"
says "lp is ready and printing".  
Does anyone have any idea what the problem is?
Do I need to compile the kernel?


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michel010500Connect With a Mentor Commented:
you can see if filter file exist
your printcap file come from redhat printtool and you need to have a filter file
I know this is obvious, but is the "lpd" printer daemon running?
cwpakAuthor Commented:
I checked the "lpd" daemon process if it's up and running or not using the
command "ps -aux | grep lpd" .   Yes,
 it's UP and Running...
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you can try in /etc do cat printcap > lp and see the result
if your printer work
i have the same problem ant i resolve it with the filter from red hat. if your printer work with red hat you make a copy from /etc/printcat
copy the files from /var/spool/lpd/lp and copy the file from /usr/lib/rhs/printfilters
you make the same directory on slackware and put the file and your printer will work

for me its work
good work and good luck
Just saw this series of posts -- we use several different HP Deskjets and all on Slackware 7.0.  Couldn't be easier.

Login as root.  Then:


Follow the prompts. You can leave the resolutions at the default values.

Apsfilter uses the ghostscript drivers.  The HP 550 is well supported and you shouldn't have to even look in printcap after running /apsfilter/SETUP.
cwpakAuthor Commented:
Adjusted points to 100
you can raise your resol up to 600*600 with a smol code add to compiling gv

good cotinuation
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