FIXPRSP

Section: User Commands (1)
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NAME

fixprsp - fix up line printer spooler  

SYNOPSIS

fixprsp  

DESCRIPTION

The fixprsp command allows you to re-enable the spooler for the printer, if it should fail for any reason. The current printer job will be canceled, and fixprsp will attempt to restart it.

If you are not currently logged in as root, you will be asked to supply the super-user password before fixprsp will cancel the printer job.

You will be asked for confirmation before beginning, so you have a chance to bail out. If you want to continue, type the letter Y, then hit RETURN. If, instead, you want to leave fixprsp at this point, just hit RETURN.

The printer spooling will be disabled temporarily. Before restarting the canceled printer job, fixprsp will ask you to reset the printer. Make sure the printer is powered up, reset, and on-line. Once the printer is ready, hit the RETURN key on your terminal. Spooling will then be re-enabled.

If fixprsp does not seem to fix the problem, check all the cables, and make sure the printer's interface is properly configured, before trying again. The current requirements for the configuration are:

9600 baud
8 data bits
no parity
1 stop bit
XON/XOFF protocol

When resetting the printer, it may be necessary to turn its power off, then on again. This will reset its communication interface, which may not be done if you simply reset the printer from its front panel.  

FILES

/dev/lp                  printer port  

SEE ALSO

enable(1), lpstat(1), lp(1)


 

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