wblock at wonkity.com
Sun Apr 1 14:08:31 UTC 2007
On Sun, 1 Apr 2007, Ivan Zenzerović wrote:
> On 4/1/07, Warren Block <wblock at wonkity.com> wrote:
>> This requires that /usr/local/libexec/if-simple is in place and
>> executable, too.
>> Now you should be able to print with lpr. However, your printer still
>> doesn't know that linefeed also means carriage return. So we'll include
>> carriage returns with a test print:
>> lptest 66 79 | perl -ne 's/\n/\r\n/; print' | lpr
>> This should print one page. If it works, you're almost there.
> I configured it as you said.
Did the test work?
> But, there is another problem, the printer always prints the same
> trash, and I can't stop it.
There may still be a previous print job in the queue. You can remove
all print jobs (if you're logged in as root) by running
lprm -Plp -
> When I sent him a pdf file it started printing trash and after a lot
> of restarts and stops and reboots it always prints ther same without
The LJ6L can't directly understand a PDF, and would print binary
garbage. So it's doing what it can.
If the test print worked, the next step would be to install ghostscript
(/usr/ports/print/ghostscript-gpl) and update the printcap file to use
the ifhp filter as shown in "Simulating PostScript on Non PostScript
Printers" section of the Handbook.
But that won't work unless the basic printer setup is functional.
-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA
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