Robert Storey wrote:

Dear all,

Having looked at the mind-boggling amount of configuration information
that is in the Handbook, I decided to just install CUPS. I'm very familiar
with CUPS, having configured it many times in Linux.

So I installed the CUPS daemon, and started it by going to
/usr/local/etc/rc.d/ and renaming the sample file to I even did a
"./ start" and that worked - that is, my printer reacted by moving
the print head, and I could fire up Mozilla and type
"http://localhost:631"; and then reach the CUPS configuration page. My
printer is an Epson 24-pin dot-matrix onf /dev/lpt0 - there is a driver
for that, so no problem. So that should be enough to make it work - at
least that would do the job under Linux. But attempting to print a test
page gives me nothing.

The Handbook says almost zilch about CUPS other than suggesting that one
should look at for advice. Of course, has little to say
about BSD.

So I'm wondering what I did wrong? Any help is appreciated.

best regards,

I'm a definite newbie when it comes to printing; but I'll take a shot (hopefully you're taking that first sentence under advisement) in the hopes that keeping the thread alive will get you what you need before too many days pass. Probably these questions are more to satisfy my curiosity than to give help ... but let's go:

First, what command are you using to attempt to print
the test page?

Secondly, what does your entry for the printer look like
in /etc/printcap?

Anything in your logs? /var/log/messages, perhaps...

Lastly, did you restart the daemon?

$lpc restart all

Like I said; I may be off base here, but maybe there's
food for thought; at the very least maybe somebody
else can grab the ball and run with it


Kevin Kinsey
DaleCo, S.P.
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