[Nottingham] Printers not printing

Robert Davies nottingham at mailman.lug.org.uk
Thu Jul 3 12:56:01 2003

On Wednesday 02 Jul 2003 23:57, Marcel Taylor wrote:
> On Wednesday 02 July 2003 19:44, Robert Davies wrote:
> > On Wednesday 02 Jul 2003 19:25, Marcel Taylor wrote:
> > > prior to recompiling my kernel, I thought it would be a good idea to
> > > print out (and study) the relevant HOW-TO. I clicked on the print icon,
> > > the
> >
> > Better idea with SuSE is to read the articles specifically written for
> > SuSE on their support site, or the section in the Administration Guide
> > (you will have an rpm for it, even if you don't have dead tree manual.
> Thanks, I'm gathering information from all sources, learning what it means,
> creating a plan, saving 'files' then doing the recompilation. I want to
> avoid not being able to get back if things go wrong. I've started reading
> the SuSE Admin. Guide. I'll add their support site to my list.

Why do you want to compile your own kernel?  Unless you have low memory, or 
need to compile to support hardware not covered by standard drivers, there's 
not really much need.  The distro chooses a somewhat optimised, modular 
kernel, performance with compiled is not likely to be noticeably quicker.

> Is this all the: grayscale 300 dpi (using driver 'hpijs'), etc.? I've tried
> them all, no success.
> > It will help diagnosis if you say what printer daemon you are using,
> > CUPS, lpr-old or lprNG.
> CUPS. (I knew I'd leave something out (:()   )

CUPS has a Qt based control program kups, perhaps it will tell you something 
useful.  In meantime check all the normal printer sillies (paper tray and 
cartridges inserted correctly, status lights), and make sure it is happy 
printing it's own test sheet.  Perhaps the software is set up for 
bi-directional parallel port, and the printer not?

Without some solid info, it's hard to do more than speculate.