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Old 12th April 2009
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Default Problem with printing [solved]

I'm running 4.4 stable and trying to setup my printer (HP DeskJet 870C).
I installed LPRng and then for more filtering, installed apsfilter.
Apsfilter printed a nice test page, but now if I try to print with either lpr or in mutt (using lpr), I get absolutely nothing.
Checking with lpc or lpq, I see "Can't open /dev/lpt0 Permission denied" and under lpq part of the line reads "Errors...too many errors".
ls -l /dev/lpt* has:
crw-------  1 root  wheel   16,   0 Apr 11 22:39 /dev/lpt0
crw-------  1 root  wheel   16,   1 Mar  7 20:43 /dev/lpt1
crw-------  1 root  wheel   16,   2 Mar  7 20:43 /dev/lpt2
Here is the only uncommented portion of /etc/printcap (which I also copied to /etc/LPRng):

# APS1_BEGIN:printer1
# - don't delete start label for apsfilter printer1
# - no other printer defines between BEGIN and END LABEL
# APS1_END - don't delete this
Apsfilter and FreeBSD worked fine with this printer.

Any ideas what is wrong or what I'm missing?


Last edited by Carpetsmoker; 15th April 2009 at 05:39 PM. Reason: Please use [code][/code] tags for system output, configuration, etc.
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