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Re: [vox-tech] Yargh! Printer not playing nice!
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Re: [vox-tech] Yargh! Printer not playing nice!

One last point:  There are no messages at all coming through my 
var/log/messages file, aside from the lpd start/stop messages that I get 
whenever I try changing a setting.

Richard Crawford wrote:

> Whoops.  Sorry about that.  I thought I'd sent out another e-mail 
> earlier with much more information, but I never got a response.  I guess 
> it didn't get through.  Heh.
> Okay, here's the scoop.
> I picked up an Epson Stylus Photo 820 printer.  I picked up this one 
> because we need a photo-quality printer, and my research at 
> www.linuxprinting.org and other places indicated that this printer both 
> plays nice in a network environment like mine (where we have two win98 
> machines, a win2k machine, and my occasional Linux box).  The printer is 
> hooked up to one of our windows 98 computers, and is shared out 
> properly.  My wife's Windows 98 computer can print to it perfectly, and 
> so can I as long as I'm logged in to Windows 2000.
> When I'm logged in to Linux, though, it's a different story.
> I have used printconf-gui to set up the printer on my computer.  I 
> selected Windows printer (SMB printer); I entered the name of the 
> computer and the name of the printer share (e.g., 
> //CRAPPYWINBOX/STUPID_PRINTER)... Since this is Windows 98 which doesn't 
> worry about permissions, I have left the username and password fields 
> blank.  For host IP address, I've tried the IP address of the hosting 
> computer, the name of the computer, and leaving it blank.
> I've selected the appropriate driver.
> But when I try printing from Linux, what happens is this: it feeds one 
> page through all the way, and then it feeds a second page halfway from 
> the stack into the printer... and then stops.  At this point, I end up 
> having to press the form-feed button on the printer, and then turning 
> the printer off and on to clear out its cache (spool, whatever).  When I 
> keep an eye on the printer monitor on the hosting win98 computer, 
> nothing shows up.
> I've looked at linuxdoc.org, linuxprinting.org, and comp.os.linux.redhat 
> for support, but haven't found anything relevant.
> I'm using Red Hat 7.2.
> I think that's all of the relevant information.  Let me know if you need 
> more.
> Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
>> begin Jeff Newmiller <jdnewmil@dcn.davis.ca.us>
>>> On Fri, 11 Jan 2002, Richard S. Crawford wrote:
>>>> After two days of fussing with my printer, which prints fine when 
>>>> it's attached directly to my Linux box but not when it's attached to 
>>>> the Windows98 box, I'm still no closer to a solution.  Could it be a 
>>>> firewall issue?  A Samba issue?  A windows permission issue?  A 
>>>> voodoo curse placed upon me by a vengeful player from one of my old 
>>>> D&D games?
>>>> If *anyone* has *any* thoughts at all, please let me know.  Thanks!
>>> The lack of detail on what you have tried leaves me wondering whether
>>> your linux box is speaking "printerspeak" yet.
>> lol.  brutal but true.  i have to admit, i deleted the msg without
>> responding because there was so little detail, i didn't even know where
>> to begin other than to say "what do your logs say", and i don't want to
>> sound like the broken log record...  :)
>> pete

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