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printer mystery



Hi all, 

I admin. my own 7.2 box in my dept., surrounded by windoh$ boxes, and in 
particular, me college's "system admin." is anti linux.  OK, that said
I also admin 7.1 on my laptop, both as work stations only.

I print to a department laser printer (as an lpd queue), as well as to a
local inkjet in my office.  I had accidently beening queuing up many print
jobs on the laptop at home (with no network connection), and when i
connected it to the univesity network this morning, it began to print
(many!) pages.  Someone in my department was annoyed by this, and
cancelled the jobs at the printer.  All of this is fine (and boring for
you), but now the problem:

I CAN'T print to that printer anymore!  even from my desktop!  I can ping 
the printer using both hostname or IP.  If I send a job, there is no error 
message, and lpq acts like it went.  

Below, please find:

1. the output of a print test, 
2. the output of lpq,
3. the output of pinging the printer,
4. my /etc/printcap file.
5. the output of /var/spool/lpd/printername/status.printername


The printer in question is an HP4000. Any idea what button got pushed on 
the printer this am? 

*************************************************************

######### a print job (at 9:39 am)

[te8 healer te8]$ lpr -Pfekete test
[te8 healer te8]$ lpq 
Printer: fekete healer (dest fekete math-hp4000 humboldt edu)
 Queue: no printable jobs in queue
 Status: job 'cfA744healer.humboldt.edu' removed at 09:39:32.377
JetDirect lpd: no jobs queued on this port


#########  but nothing on the printer

#########  now the ping


[te8 healer te8]$ ping math-hp4000.humboldt.edu
PING math-hp4000.humboldt.edu (137.150.30.210) from 137.150.27.103 : 
56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from math-hp4000.humboldt.edu (137.150.xxx.xxx): icmp_seq=0 ttl=60 
time=2.813 msec


######## and finally, /etc/princap

# /etc/printcap
#
# DO NOT EDIT! MANUAL CHANGES WILL BE LOST!
# This file is autogenerated by printconf-backend during lpd init.
#
# Hand edited changes can be put in /etc/printcap.local, and will be 
included.

fekete:\
        :ml=0:\
        :mx=0:\
        :sd=/var/spool/lpd/fekete:\
        :af=/var/spool/lpd/fekete/fekete.acct:\
        :sh:\
        :rm=math-hp4000.humboldt.edu:\
        :lpd_bounce=true:\
        :if=/usr/share/printconf/util/mf_wrapper:

office:\
        :ml=0:\
        :mx=0:\
        :sd=/var/spool/lpd/office:\
        :af=/var/spool/lpd/office/office.acct:\
        :sh:\
        :lp=/dev/lp0:\
        :lpd_bounce=true:\
        :if=/usr/share/printconf/util/mf_wrapper:

color:\
        :ml=0:\
        :mx=0:\
        :sd=/var/spool/lpd/color:\
        :af=/var/spool/lpd/color/color.acct:\
        :sh:\
        :rm=math-HP4500.humboldt.edu:\
        :lpd_bounce=true:\
        :if=/usr/share/printconf/util/mf_wrapper:


############ p.s.  the printer "color" still works fine, but it color!


################ the contents of /var/spool/lpd/fekete/status.fekete

sending job 'te8 healer+744' to fekete math-hp4000 humboldt edu at 
2002-10-04-09:39:32.322 ## A=te8 healer+744 number=744 process=24746
connecting to 'math-hp4000.humboldt.edu', attempt 1 at 
2002-10-04-09:39:32.322 ## A=te8 healer+744 number=744 process=24746
connected to 'math-hp4000.humboldt.edu' at 2002-10-04-09:39:32.331 ## 
A=te8 healer+744 number=744 process=24746
requesting printer fekete math-hp4000 humboldt edu at 
2002-10-04-09:39:32.331 ## A=te8 healer+744 number=744 process=24746
sending control file 'cfA744healer.humboldt.edu' to 
fekete math-hp4000 humboldt edu at 2002-10-04-09:39:32.337 ## 
A=te8 healer+744 number=744 process=24746
completed sending 'cfA744healer.humboldt.edu' to 
fekete math-hp4000 humboldt edu at 2002-10-04-09:39:32.349 ## 
A=te8 healer+744 number=744 process=24746
sending data file 'dfA744healer.humboldt.edu' to 
fekete math-hp4000 humboldt edu at 2002-10-04-09:39:32.349 ## 
A=te8 healer+744 number=744 process=24746
completed sending 'dfA744healer.humboldt.edu' to 
fekete math-hp4000 humboldt edu at 2002-10-04-09:39:32.372 ## 
A=te8 healer+744 number=744 process=24746
done job 'te8 healer+744' transfer to fekete math-hp4000 humboldt edu at 
2002-10-04-09:39:32.372 ## A=te8 healer+744 number=744 
process=24746subserver pid 24746 exit status 'JSUCC' at 
2002-10-04-09:39:32.376 ## A=<NULL> number=0 process=24745
fekete healer humboldt edu: job 'cfA744healer.humboldt.edu' printed at 
2002-10-04-09:39:32.377 ## A=<NULL> number=744 process=24745
job 'cfA744healer.humboldt.edu' removed at 2002-10-04-09:39:32.377 ## 
A=<NULL> number=744 process=24745
waiting for subserver to exit at 2002-10-04-11:11:51.628 ## A=<NULL> 
number=0 process=24889
processing 'dfA888healer.humboldt.edu', size 18052, format 'f', IF filter 
'mf_wrapper' at 2002-10-04-11:11:51.666 ## A=root healer+888 number=888 
process=24890



Thanks * 10^6 in avance for any ideas!   Tyler




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Tyler J. Evans
Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematics
Humboldt State University
(707) 826-3217		   -Linux is great!
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