Date: October 1, 1999 7:33 AM
Subject: [linux-dell-laptops] Trouble w/ printer
>I am having trouble using my printer. I toggled the setting in my bios
>to remove PnP support for my parrell port. Printtool now detects my
>printer on lp0. When I attempt to print, it correctly spools the
>file... but does not print at all. I've triend using a text-only
>printer but it still does not work. I am using a HP Deskjet 720C / and
>RedHat 6.0 if anybody could help. Thank you.
Is data getting through to the printer? You can test this by copying a text
file directly to the port. I believe the command is something like:
cp foo.txt /dev/lp0
If that works, have you installed and set up Ghostscript? I suspect that
printer is not a postscript printer (my Deskjet 320 isn't). AFAIK all output
from Linux programs is postscript and you need Ghostscript to rasterize the
postscript if you're using a non-postscript printer.