Subject: Re: Howto submission for setting up CUPS
To: Jonathan <email@example.com>
From: Julio M. Merino Vidal <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/21/2004 12:40:26
On Tue, 20 Apr 2004 20:01:02 -0500 (CDT)
Jonathan <email@example.com> wrote:
> > Also, sellecting 'polled' instead of 'interrupt driven' is recommended.
> I am not sure about this part because it seems to pertain to print
> servers. I wanted to focus on desktop clients and avoid more
> complicated setups. Michael Sweet affirms what you say. I quote again
> from his CUPS book for the benefit of other readers:
I'm not referring to server setups. If you look at the lpt(4) manpage:
/dev/lpt0 first interrupt-driven parallel port device
/dev/lpa0 first polled parallel port device
When configuring cups with a parallel printer, it lets you choose "Parallel
(polled)" or "Parallel (interrupt driven)". Choosing the later caused
system lookups (or something weird) last time I tried... and I was suggested
to use polled.
> Does altering the path cause a performance problem for other apps that
> should encounter /usr/bin first ? I really don't know myself. I suggested
> deletion of the /usr/bin printing commands because that is what I have
> done in FreeBSD. I would then put a make_lpr=NO in my FreeBSD
Performance problems? Don't think so.
> Good question. When I first ran CUPS it just would not print. I then
> looked in /var/log/cups/error_log and saw this:
> E [18/Apr/2004:14:00:22 -0500] Unable to convert file 0 to printable
> format for job 1!
> I [18/Apr/2004:14:00:22 -0500] Hint: Do you have ESP Ghostscript
> So I uninstalled the regular ghostscript and installed the EPS one. Then
> CUPS worked.
Julio M. Merino Vidal <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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