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Post by biggles » Sun Jan 12, 2003 4:01 pm

any1 know much about printers?

having a problem with new printer, its connected to the server, the server can print fine but when i try to print from here, nada happens, print manager on this computer, and on the server acknowledge that a document is to be printed, but it just wont print
and when i try to cancel it, it dont seem to cancel,
although local jobs work fine

i cut this from irc so dont complain about sensical sentences

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Post by mid_gen » Sun Jan 12, 2003 4:09 pm

Just had this problem with my parent's network.

Solved it by mapping the local printer port on the offending machine to the network printer thus :

net use lpt1 \\server\HPLaserJ

...and installed the printer on the 'virtual' lpt1, not entirely sure what the problem was, but this solved it.


Post by biggles » Mon Jan 13, 2003 6:28 pm

ok with mids solution it all seemed to work fine, but now when i try to print stuff (am doing all my testing with notepad)(also tried a test print) all that happened was that a blank piece of paper came through the printer, so it can contact the printer, but why isnt it putting stuff on the paper

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