l i n u x - u s e r s - g r o u p - o f - d a v i s
L U G O D
 
Next Meeting:
November 4: Social gathering
Next Installfest:
TBD
Latest News:
Oct. 24: LUGOD election season has begun!
Page last updated:
2002 May 06 13:17

The following is an archive of a post made to our 'vox-tech mailing list' by one of its subscribers.

Report this post as spam:

(Enter your email address)
Re: [vox-tech] postscript printer problem
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [vox-tech] postscript printer problem



begin Henry House <hajhouse@houseag.com> 
> I have an annoying intermittent problem with an Apple Laserwriter Select 360
> connected to a Linux box via parallel cable. The spooler is lprng, with an
> auto-generated print filter created by magicfilter, which treats the printer
> as a generic 300dpi postscript printer. The system is Debian testing.
> 
> The problem: intermittently (particilarly after the printer has just been
> turned on, but also after long idle periods), the printer loses the first
> hundred lines of a print job, so that it does not see the header identifying
> the job as postscript, and prints it as plain text instead. Subsequent print
> jobs work fine.
> 
> There is some activity in /var/log/kern.log:
> 
> 	# The printer has been turned on and a print job sent
> 	May  6 10:28:54 wotan kernel: lp0: compatibility mode
> 	May  6 10:29:03 wotan kernel: lp0 out of paper
> 	# The printout is faulty as described; the paper tray has paper
> 	# Second job sent; prints normally
> 	May  6 10:32:27 wotan kernel: lp0: compatibility mode

what happens when the printer is attached to a different computer?

i'm thinking maybe the cable is beginning to fail.  do you see similar
behavior with other machines?

pete
_______________________________________________
vox-tech mailing list
vox-tech@lists.lugod.org
http://lists.lugod.org/mailman/listinfo/vox-tech



LinkedIn
LUGOD Group on LinkedIn
Sign up for LUGOD event announcements
Your email address:
facebook
LUGOD Group on Facebook
'Like' LUGOD on Facebook:

Hosting provided by:
Sunset Systems
Sunset Systems offers preconfigured Linux systems, remote system administration and custom software development.

LUGOD: Linux Users' Group of Davis
PO Box 2082, Davis, CA 95617
Contact Us

LUGOD is a 501(c)7 non-profit organization
based in Davis, California
and serving the Sacramento area.
"Linux" is a trademark of Linus Torvalds.

Sponsored in part by:
Sunset Systems
Who graciously hosts our website & mailing lists!