I am using FreeBSD as my desktop.  I'm looking for help to print as a user 
from KDE.  I can generate a test print from Apsfilter just fine in the shell 
using the setup script.

I think I either do not have a spooler set up right, or a permission perhaps.
I also don't really know what I should select for the printer in KDE or if
there should be a command line entry.

I did have the sample lp setup in my printcap file at one point, currently
that is commented out.

I'm Running:
        FreeBSD â Current (5.1)
        Printer Canon BJC-610
        Parallel /dev/lp0
        LPD on start up

As SU checking for the lpt:
        freebie# dmesg | grep lpt
        lpt0: <Printer> on ppbus0
        lpt0: Interrupt-driven port
        freebie# ls -l /dev/lpt0
        crw-------  1 root  wheel   16,   0 Oct 29 09:09 /dev/lpt0

From Apsfilter setup:
        Checking permissions of /usr/local/share/apsfilter
        found dir owner=root, ok!
        found dir group=wheel, ok!
        changing permissions of /usr/local/share/apsfilter... done.

        Now we are checking file permissions in spooldir

        Your line printer scheduler's spooldir seems to be: /var/spool/lpd

        drwxrwxrwx  2 root  daemon  512 Oct 17 01:25 /var/spool/lpd

        The Owner of your spooldir seems to be: root
        The Group of your spooldir seems to be: daemon

First time through on test print returns a printer busy and resets printer
Second time through works fine
I reset printers as suggested in setup

From KDE 3.1.4

using OpenOffice â Writer, from open document
        selected âGeneric Printer.â
        Windows fly by but nothing happens.  As I understand it, generic printer
should be lpd and should be captured by Apsfilter.

using Kmail, selected
        print through external program, ps (only possible selection: postscript
printer, reports idle, accepting jobs), print command line empty.
        Reports generating print file, then:
A print error occured. Error message received from system:
Empty print command.

Using Kmail, selecting Generic LPD print system, no device, no option to

Using Kmail, cannot select LPR/LPRng (port not installed at this time, will
not compile on 5.1) â not an Apsfilter issue obviously.

Using KDE Control Center, peripherals, printer
Print Through External Program, PS_printer (only device available)
Unable to send, empty print command

Any help or config file to check would be greatly appreciated.

Make your Information your KnowlEDGE
Michael L. Dunham
Principal Consultant
Connecting Teams
2333 La Lima Way
Sacramento, CA 95833
Phone: 707-780-3019
webpage: http://www.connectingteams.com

[EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list
To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"

Reply via email to