Re: lp1 strangeness

Klaus Lichtenwalder (
Wed, 17 Jul 1996 09:13:55 +0100 (WET DST)

On Tue, 16 Jul 1996, Baard Johannessen wrote:

> > Can somebody please tell me why all of a sudden (never before with the same
> > setup) I have the following message continually logging in /var/log/messages
> > every 5-10 seconds?
> > lp1 out of paper.
> > Yes there is paper there.
> Is it working? If so, I have no idea, but if its not, there is probably some
> other problem and one of to things could have happened:
> 1) There is some error condition in the printer, and it signals it to
> your box by saying "Out of paper".
> 2) The printer is sending some other error signal to your box, and the the
> driver dont know what to say, so it says "lp1 out of paper".
> Anyway, the messages will proably go away if you delete the printjob waiting
> to be printed to that port.

Oh yeah, much more fun here! The kernel tells me lp1 out of paper while
sending all the stuff through the (printing) printer. Guess some status
lines get misinterpreted (then again, we have a print extender in test
with 100m serial cable ...)

Since the printer prints, who cares...

Klaus Lichtenwalder, Dipl. Inform., PGP Key: email to,, fax: +49-89-98292755
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