Printer issue

Ivan Zenzerović zenzof1 at
Sat Mar 31 23:11:10 UTC 2007

Thanks, I'll try to configure it now.


#       @(#)printcap    5.3 (Berkeley) 6/30/90
# $FreeBSD: src/etc/printcap,v 1.14 2004/06/06 11:46:27 schweikh Exp $

# This enables a simple local "raw" printer, hooked up to the first
# parallel port.  No kind of filtering is done, so everything you pass
# to the "lpr" command will be printed unmodified.
# Remember, for further print queues you're going to add, you have
# to choose different spool directories (the "sd" capability below),
# otherwise you will greatly confuse lpd.
# For some advanced printing, have a look at the "apsfilter" package.
# It plugs into the lpd system, allowing you to print a variety of
# different file types by converting everything to PostScript(tm)
# format.  For more information about apsfilter visit
# If you don't have a PostScript(tm) printer, don't panic, but do
# also install the latest "ghostscript" package for best printer support.
# Do also refer to the "printing" section of the handbook.
# A local copy can be found under
#       /usr/share/doc/handbook/handbook.{html,latin1}.
# Banner pages are now suppressed by default.  Remove the :sh: capability
# to turn them back on.
#lp|local line printer:\
#       :sh:\
#       :lp=/dev/lpt0:sd=/var/spool/output/lpd:lf=/var/log/lpd-errs:
# Sample remote printer.  The physical printer is on machine "lphost".
# You can perform any kind of local filtering directly.  If you need
# local filters (e.g. LF -> CR-LF conversion for HP printers), create
# a filter script that sends the proper escape sequence to the printer
# and then concatenates stdin to stdout.
#remote|sample remote printer:\
#       :sh:\
#       :rm=lphost:sd=/var/spool/output/lphost:lf=/var/log/lpd-errs:\
#       :if=/usr/local/libexec/if-script:
# Simple Russian printer with hardware CP866 character set, output filter
# used for KOI8-R -> CP866 conversion
#lp|Russian local line printer:\
#       :sh:of=/usr/libexec/lpr/ru/koi2alt:\
#       :lp=/dev/lpt0:sd=/var/spool/output/lpd:lf=/var/log/lpd-errs:
zenzo|line|HP6L|lp|Hewlett z Packard Laser Jet6L:\
#       :if=/usr/local/libexec/hpif:

On 4/1/07, Warren Block <wblock at> wrote:
> 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
> returns.
> 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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