[Techtalk] lpd won't start
david at aeolia.co.uk
Thu Aug 7 20:02:06 EST 2003
I am running RedHat 8.0. Since yesterday, whenever I boot up, or any
time I try to start lpd, I get
lpd: Fatal error - Cannot bind to lpd port '515'
If I remove all printers lpd starts OK, but as soon as I install a
printer - even generic postscript - I get this error when lpd tries to
netstat -anp shows nothing else using port 515.
I tried changing from LPRng to cups, but that didn't change the
Can anybody think what I need to do to get my printing back?
Incidentally, the last thing that I did before this problem appeared
was to add a second printer. I already had my HP4 on /dev/lp0 driven
using the generic postscript driver, but decided to try setting it up
as an actual HP4 using the 'omni' driver. This 'second printer', of
course, was also on /dev/lp0.
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