Re: lp1 strangeness

Bryn Paul Arnold Jones (
Wed, 17 Jul 1996 11:34:35 +0100 (BST)

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.
> Then again, I might be all wrong :)
> [Flames via eMail] (TM)
> Regards
> bardj
Have you checked the cable, has it got kinks or been squashed ? Is it
pluged in properly ?

Oh, don't play with the cable while everything is switched on, I've been
told that the chips that run things are sensitive to playing, unlike
serial cables ....

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