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13th March 2004, 04:59 PM
I have installed fedora core 1 and can not get my printer to work at all. I send a request to print and then nothing happens. No problems reported, just nothing. I have read and see that there is suppose to be a file called printcap. I can not find it. Could this be the problem? My printer is a Lexmark Z43. Since I last set this thread I have unistalled and reinstalled the printer with PnP turned off in my bios. I read that PnP can cause a problem. I still get the same results, nothing. When I run a test I get these results
Adding start banner page "none" to job 5
Adding end banner page "none" to job5
Job 5 queued on Lexmark by 'root'
Started filter /usr/lib/cups/filter/pstops (PID 2203) for job 5
Started filter /usr/lib/cups/filter/foomatic-rip (PID 2204) for job 5
Started backend /usr/lib/cups/backend/parellel )PID 2305) for job 5
2304 stopped with status 1!
Set Log-Level to debug to find out more.
I could not find a errorlog under /etc/cups
I used the system settings printing to setup the printer.
13th March 2004, 05:23 PM
We will need some specifics. What model of printer?
About the printcap file, I found mine under /etc. It was configured automatically from the graphical printer tool, Main Menu > System Settings > Printing. Try that. :)
13th March 2004, 07:46 PM
Yeah, or try running (as root)
A pretty easy interface to configure a printer
13th March 2004, 11:14 PM
I used the gui printer setup. I also looked under etc for printcap and it is not there. This is why I think that is the problem but, not sure with fedora.
13th March 2004, 11:22 PM
Here's a nice document on how to get questions answered: http://tinyurl.com/anel
You should read this as this thread is the best example I've seen on how not to ask questions.
That beeing said: We need information about which printer, what you've done, what you want, details, details, details. We're more than happy to help, but only a few of us are psychic and we need something to work with.
14th March 2004, 04:24 AM
How is your printer connected? LPT, USB, samba, etc...?
14th March 2004, 02:57 PM
Check the output of /var/log/cups/error_log to see what may be going wrong.
17th March 2004, 07:57 PM
this may work. it worked for me.
empty Fontmap file? (http://lists.kde.org/?l=kde&m=107951936105565&w=2)
21st March 2004, 02:16 AM
had a similar problem, spent the entire day looking for answers, even did a fresh install of fc1 on an old box to find it worked fine, turned out the problem was an empty fontmap, thank you growler:)
Now I really think that whoever is responsible for kde's font installer should be ashamed of themselves for wiping out ghostscripts fontmap, I mean seriously, are they trying to cause people problems?
on the plus side, it caused me to fix an old epson stylus photo 700 that I had laying around(I had assumed it was my ancient bj200 dying that was the problem)
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