Re: Printer on fire - I feel like an idiot

Daniel A. Taylor (
Tue, 19 Nov 1996 16:18:53 -0600 (CST)

On Tue, 19 Nov 1996, Keith Rohrer wrote:

> > (Marko Siladin) wrote on 18.11.96 in <>:
> >
> > There *is* a definition on how to handle the different signals on that
> > parallel port. All parties should conform to it, or confusion will result
> > - as happened in your case.
> Perhaps. But then again, there are "definitions" (such as PostScript) which
> are incomplete or inaccurate without reading between the lines and knowing
> what really happens...
> Does anyone get an "offline" status (presumably from lpq or lpc stat after
> the printer's been offline when lpd wanted to feed it something) from a
> printer which is merely offline, without kernel patches?
Yes. I have a DeskJet 660 at home which has always responded
with proper errors and *never "Printer on fire".

Daniel Taylor Digi International Tech Support