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My OS is rhel-3 update 4 My printer is HP LaserJet 8000N I set up my print by lpadmin command (I don't have X window install, so I can't used the GUI to set up). I typed lpadmin -pmy_printer_name -v/dev/lp0 -claserjet -mps lpadmin -dmy_printer_name accept my_printer_name enable my_printer_name lpstat -s everything is good lp a_test_file The print job is queue, never sent to printer cd /var/log/cups tail -50 error_log E [31/May/2005:15:05:39 -0400] print_job: No file!?! I [31/May/2005:15:18:52 -0400] Job 7 queued on 'HPLaserJet8000N' by 'hads'. E [31/May/2005:15:18:52 -0400] print_job: No file!?! I [01/Jun/2005:06:30:26 -0400] Job 8 queued on 'HPLaserJet8000N' by ...

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    Default Need help printer setup on Redhat Linux

    My OS is rhel-3 update 4
    My printer is HP LaserJet 8000N

    I set up my print by lpadmin command
    (I don't have X window install, so
    I can't used the GUI to set up).

    I typed

    lpadmin -pmy_printer_name -v/dev/lp0 -claserjet -mps
    lpadmin -dmy_printer_name
    accept my_printer_name
    enable my_printer_name

    lpstat -s

    everything is good

    lp a_test_file

    The print job is queue, never sent to printer

    cd /var/log/cups
    tail -50 error_log

    E [31/May/2005:15:05:39 -0400] print_job: No file!?!
    I [31/May/2005:15:18:52 -0400] Job 7 queued on 'HPLaserJet8000N' by 'hads'.
    E [31/May/2005:15:18:52 -0400] print_job: No file!?!
    I [01/Jun/2005:06:30:26 -0400] Job 8 queued on 'HPLaserJet8000N' by 'hads'.
    E [01/Jun/2005:06:30:26 -0400] print_job: No file!?!
    I [01/Jun/2005:07:40:56 -0400] Job 9 queued on 'HPLaserJet8000N' by 'hads'.

    Well, what is the print_job: No file!?! Mean?

    In lpadmin command how do I find out the correct model name
    and interface name when I use the -i and -m options?

    Thank Q very much in advance!
    RC Guest

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    Default Re: Need help printer setup on Redhat Linux

    ["Followup-To:" header set to comp.unix.admin.]
    On Wed, 01 Jun 2005 08:29:27 -0400, RC
    <noaa.gov> wrote: 
    You can still use a text mode browser such as lynx or elinks to browse
    http://localhost:631


    --
    Depend on the rabbit's foot if you will, but remember, it didn't help
    the rabbit.
    -- R.E. Shay
    Bill Guest

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    Default Re: Need help printer setup on Redhat Linux

    In message <noaa.gov>, RC
    <noaa.gov> writes 
    Should there be a space between the -v and the /dev
    Do you need to mount /dev/lp0 before use?
    I presume you are using the parallel cable as this is lp0 have you tried
    setting it up as a network printer instead, I presume the N of 8000N
    implies network that way you might be able to just send postscript files
    to that ethernet address.
    Is there a linux howto for printer setup?


    --
    Timothy
    me@privacy.net Guest

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    Default Re: Need help printer setup on Redhat Linux

    [fup-to set, no need for all those froups]
    Begin <demon.co.uk>
    On 2005-06-02, net <Net> wrote: [/ref]

    I think OP pays RH for answering this kind of stuff, right?

     [/ref]
    [snip!] 
    > Should there be a space between the -v and the /dev
    > Do you need to mount /dev/lp0 before use?[/ref]

    Mount a printer? Not that I'm aware of.

     

    In which case you don't need a lp0 at all.

     

    Uhm. Better assign an IP address (BOOTP/DHCP/static) to the printer and
    use that instead. But if that is the case then one does not need cups
    and all that, just a small printcap entry for lpd. Then, I do not know
    how linux, or more specifically rh enterprise, prefers to support this.

     

    LDP, and redhat probably has its share of their own branded explanations.


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    jpd Guest

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    Default Re: Need help printer setup on Redhat Linux

    [ Followup-To -> comp.os.linux.setup seems best match ]

    In comp.os.linux.setup RC <noaa.gov>: 
     

    Sure you can, there's no need for any xserver on the system just
    to run some xapplication. X is full network aware. Best idea to
    use it through ssh, install the small XFree86-xauth package and
    request X11 Forwarding via 'ssh -C -X remotebox'.

    On the other hand cups can be setup through its web interface,
    again you can use ssh to forward the connection from your GUI
    browser to the remote system. Or reconfigure cups to be
    accessible from your desktop, IIRC default is localhost only.

    Good luck

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    Michael Guest

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