----- "Warren Block" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> On Fri, 17 Oct 2008, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
> > I have tried the reccomendations that you guys have suggested with
> no luck.
> > Here is my current printcap.
> > admincolor|LANIER LD160c RPCS:\
> > :lp=\
> > :mx#0:\
> > :sd=/var/spool/output/admincolor:\
> > :rm=admincolor:\
> > :lf=/var/log/lpd-errs:\
> > :if=/usr/local/libexec/crfilter:\
> > :sh:\
> > :tr=\f:
> Please trim your responses and don't top-post, as it makes responding
> your messages difficult.
> The printcap still has no :rp=lp: line. HP printers aren't picky
> that, but other brands sometimes are.
> You've also added a filter and kept the multiple printer names.
> like that make more complexity to debug. Wait until you have basic
> communication working. The exact suggested printcap entry:
> Note: one printer name (who needs more than one, really?). rm= and
> entries. No filter; I think that printer can handle PostScript and
> Put that printcap entry in /etc/printcap, then send a PostScript test
> the printer (all one line):
> printf "%%\!PS\n/Courier findfont 20 scalefont setfont 72 72 moveto
> (Test!) show showpage\f" | lpr -P admincolor
> -Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA
I tried to reply to this email, but it never got posted.
After doing some more troubleshooting I found out the generic error message was
indicating an authentication error. By default the printer assumes color
print, but the printer was setup to require a userid from the driver to allow
color printing. When the autherntication feature is disabled the printer now
works. My next step is to see what and how I can supply that info in the
Thanks for all the suggestions and guidance.
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