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again I ask: WHY does printing in RH Psyche have to be such a PITA??



I've finally found that my printer will not print in colour, because the colour mechanism is defective. At least, it can or should print in monochrome. LEXMARK Z53, (parallel-port, usb)
connected ONLY via the usb hub.

Unfortunately, there is no GUI app in linux as in Windows, 
whereby one can verify ink levels in the cartridges. 

Hence, I installed Windows, and further to that, got a Windows-using friend to try the printer on *his* system. It only will print in monochrome Black. (That'll teach me to buy a
display item from Radio Shack!!! <*grrrr*> ....).

so, I'm resigned to printing in B & W ... until such time that I can either repair the printer, or purchase another one.

Today, for no reason, I cannot print (except to do test prints
using either the CUPS admin utility, or the redhat printer 
configuration utility (printconf-gui). This latter insistently
defaults to /dev/lp0, instead of /dev/usb/lp0. 

... I've now spent almost a hour trying to print a letter from
Open Office or the same from Abiword. The jobs don't even 
*show* in the Cups config jobs list...

I DON'T want to have to install Windows on my machine again.
I've even added my user (myself) to the lp group, but nothing
doing...

some assistance, please?

TIA

Elton Woo

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"We ALL should make life EASIER for each other."
LINUX Reg'd User #193975. AMD-K7 ATHLON on board.

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