[Please wrap your text at 72 columns, thanks.] On Fri, 12 Mar 2004, rogermiller wrote:
> I'm having a problem running lpd. I just installed FreeBSD 4.9 on a > new Pentium I, and set up printing. Following the instructions in > Section 11.3 of the Handbook, I added the following line to > /etc/rc.conf: > lpd_enable="YES" > > However, this does not turn on lpd, even when I reboot. Well, that's not the only thing you need for printing. You also need to have /etc/printcap configured. And the spool directory needs to be created. > Furthermore, when I su to root, and issue the "lpd" command, it prints > whatever I have in print queue, but when everything is printed, and I > try issuing another lpr command, I get the following error message: > > lpr: Unable to connect /var/run/printer: Socket operation on non-socket A Google of the mailing list shows that this message is what happens when you have mistakenly created a directory called /var/run/printer. That may not be the only way to get the error, though. -Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"