printing difficulties after upgrade to FC1
mht at research.dfci.harvard.edu
Sat Nov 15 15:39:37 UTC 2003
James Jones wrote:
> I've upgraded from RH9 to FC1 on my wife's computer, and now find that I
> can't print. Looking around shows that /usr/bin/lpr is a symbolic link
> to /etc/alternatives/print ... but that's a broken link to
> /usr/bin/lpr.LPRng. In /usr/bin, the files lp, lpq, lpr, lprm, and
> lpstat have analogous problems.
> I would guess that I should symlink them to the matching *.cups files in
> /usr/bin (printconf-gui also expects lpr to be available, BTW), but OTOH
> attempting to run lpr.cups gives a "scheduler not responding" error. Is
> my guess correct, and why isn't the print queue getting started when I
> first bring the machine up as it was before the upgrade? (Looking in the
> log files didn't turn up any error message that looked related to
I had the same problem. LPRng is no longer supported -- you have to
use the /etc/redhat-switch -- hmmm I'm not at the machine right now.
It might be in /usr/sbin or /usr/bin, but there's a little GUI utility.
You'll have to switch to CUPS which will fix all the
/etc/alternatives... links. Then you'll have to configiure some
printers. It's quite easy but also easy to forget. You'll also have
to start cupsd in /etc/init.d...
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