Printer issue

Warren Block wblock at
Sat Mar 31 23:08:04 UTC 2007

On Sun, 1 Apr 2007, Ivan Zenzeroviæ wrote:

> I have now another problem. I tryed to set up my printer (HP LaserJet 6L)
> following the instructions in the handbook. Ok, the printer responds, but
> when i try to print it only takes paper and prints eventually a line of some
> strange signs.

What are you trying to print?  The LJ6L only handles ASCII text and PCL 
control codes.  Additionally, it needs to either have text formatted 
with additional carriage returns or to treat linefeeds as carriage 

Many people use apsfilter from the ports to handle print conversion.  I 
prefer setting up my own simpler, smaller filter, like "Simulating 
PostScript on Non PostScript Printers" in the Handbook "Advanced Printer 
Setup" section.

> I set it up at first on interrupt-driven mode, then on
> polled-mode, but it always takes pages and i cant stop it, I tryed stopping
> it with lpc, but nothing. I tried with the troubleshooting section but
> nothing, no solution for my problem.
> Has anyone maybe the same printer set-up?

It should work fine.  Please post your /etc/printcap.

-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA

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