yay! I can print!
From: Monique Y. Mudama (spam_at_bounceswoosh.org)
To: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: Sun, 25 Jul 2004 01:56:28 -0600
Okay, I know this is pathetic, but I haven't had printing set up on my
user debian machine in ... well, ever. Or several installs ago, anyway.
This particular machine tends to be my guinea pig. And printing always
seems so complicated and whatnot ... and I rarely print, anyway ... so I
just didn't bother. Our printer has its own IP address and all, so this
really should be straight-forward; I'm just lazy.
Anyway, I finally did it. It was odd. I had a magicfilter script in
place, so I installed lprng and ran the mf configurator. It barfed when
it claimed couldn't find /etc/init.d/lpd. So I uninstalled lprng and
installed lpr. That gave me permission errors on a non-existent file,
namely /var/spool/lpd/<printer>/.seq , iirc. So after trying all sorts
of other stuff, I reinstalled lprng and suddenly, it works.
Whatever. I can print now. I just need to figure out why firefox is
printing pages such that four can fit on a sheet ... not that I mind so
much, but it's curious. A matter for another day, I suppose.
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