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Re: [vox-tech] Yargh! Printer not playing nice!
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Re: [vox-tech] Yargh! Printer not playing nice!



this is a very tough one.  you're not going to see much in
/var/log/messages because all linux does is pass the job to a remote
daemon.  unless the daemon doesn't accept the job, there's really not
much that linux can report.  :(

does windows keep logs?  is there anything you can glean info from on
the windows side?

also, does the problem happen for both text and non-text files?

is it possible for you to put the printer on the linux box and share it
from there?  you may have better success since linux prolly keeps better
logs.

i went over to www.samba.org.  they have a search engine (which is down
right now -- they're rebuilding the search database.  maybe in a few
minutes it'll be back up?)

there are some samba mailing lists you can subscribe to at samba.org.
if we can't figure out what's going on here, perhaps those guys can give
you some advice.

pete



begin Richard Crawford <rscrawford@mossroot.com> 
> One last point:  There are no messages at all coming through my 
> var/log/messages file, aside from the lpd start/stop messages that I get 
> whenever I try changing a setting.
> 
> 
> Richard Crawford wrote:
> 
> >Whoops.  Sorry about that.  I thought I'd sent out another e-mail 
> >earlier with much more information, but I never got a response.  I guess 
> >it didn't get through.  Heh.
> >
> >Okay, here's the scoop.
> >
> >I picked up an Epson Stylus Photo 820 printer.  I picked up this one 
> >because we need a photo-quality printer, and my research at 
> >www.linuxprinting.org and other places indicated that this printer both 
> >plays nice in a network environment like mine (where we have two win98 
> >machines, a win2k machine, and my occasional Linux box).  The printer is 
> >hooked up to one of our windows 98 computers, and is shared out 
> >properly.  My wife's Windows 98 computer can print to it perfectly, and 
> >so can I as long as I'm logged in to Windows 2000.
> >
> >When I'm logged in to Linux, though, it's a different story.
> >
> >I have used printconf-gui to set up the printer on my computer.  I 
> >selected Windows printer (SMB printer); I entered the name of the 
> >computer and the name of the printer share (e.g., 
> >//CRAPPYWINBOX/STUPID_PRINTER)... Since this is Windows 98 which doesn't 
> >worry about permissions, I have left the username and password fields 
> >blank.  For host IP address, I've tried the IP address of the hosting 
> >computer, the name of the computer, and leaving it blank.
> >
> >I've selected the appropriate driver.
> >
> >But when I try printing from Linux, what happens is this: it feeds one 
> >page through all the way, and then it feeds a second page halfway from 
> >the stack into the printer... and then stops.  At this point, I end up 
> >having to press the form-feed button on the printer, and then turning 
> >the printer off and on to clear out its cache (spool, whatever).  When I 
> >keep an eye on the printer monitor on the hosting win98 computer, 
> >nothing shows up.
> >
> >I've looked at linuxdoc.org, linuxprinting.org, and comp.os.linux.redhat 
> >for support, but haven't found anything relevant.
> >
> >I'm using Red Hat 7.2.
> >
> >I think that's all of the relevant information.  Let me know if you need 
> >more.
> >
> >
> >
> >Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> >
> >>begin Jeff Newmiller <jdnewmil@dcn.davis.ca.us>
> >>
> >>>On Fri, 11 Jan 2002, Richard S. Crawford wrote:
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>>After two days of fussing with my printer, which prints fine when 
> >>>>it's attached directly to my Linux box but not when it's attached to 
> >>>>the Windows98 box, I'm still no closer to a solution.  Could it be a 
> >>>>firewall issue?  A Samba issue?  A windows permission issue?  A 
> >>>>voodoo curse placed upon me by a vengeful player from one of my old 
> >>>>D&D games?
> >>>>
> >>>>If *anyone* has *any* thoughts at all, please let me know.  Thanks!
> >>>>
> >>>The lack of detail on what you have tried leaves me wondering whether
> >>>your linux box is speaking "printerspeak" yet.
> >>>
> >> 
> >>lol.  brutal but true.  i have to admit, i deleted the msg without
> >>responding because there was so little detail, i didn't even know where
> >>to begin other than to say "what do your logs say", and i don't want to
> >>sound like the broken log record...  :)
> >>
> >>
> >>pete
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
> >
> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> Sliante,
> Richard S. Crawford
> 
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> 
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> 
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