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From: James <wireless@×××××××××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] lpr quit working
Date: Sat, 16 Jun 2007 03:39:19

I have a postscript printer HP4000N that is working fine.

All printing works except lp or lpr when sending a plain
ascii file, If I print a postscript file  with lpr it works fine.

So where cups is suppose to automagically convert the 
ascii file to postscript it fails. It all use to work,
but, I'm not sure when it quit working (probably an 
upgrade to cups. None of my system can print to this
ethernet based print, with lpr and a ascii file.
Windows can. All other Gentoo printing is fine  to this
printer(web, kpdf, ghostview etc etc).

When I print a test page from (http://localhost:631/
the test page prints just fine.

I not sure if its the ppd or foomatic or what is misconfigured.

I rebuilt cups and foomatic-db-ppds and that did not do the trick.
When I use commands like  'lpr filename <plain ascii text>'
it just prints the first line and the pages and pages
of blank pages. About every 10th page has a single line
across the top of the paper. Both lp and lpr do the same thing.

I went thru the cups gui (localhost:631) but everything
looks ok......

ideas or suggestions are most welcome.


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[gentoo-user] Re: lpr quit working James <wireless@×××××××××××.com>