Problems setting up printer.
wblock at wonkity.com
Fri Sep 11 19:11:14 UTC 2015
On Fri, 11 Sep 2015, Polytropon wrote:
> On Fri, 11 Sep 2015 08:19:31 -0600 (MDT), Warren Block wrote:
>> On Fri, 11 Sep 2015, Polytropon wrote:
>>> On Thu, 10 Sep 2015 21:49:41 -0600, reg at dwf.com wrote:
>>>> I've read and reread the printers section of the
>>>> Handbook, but haven't been able to put together
>>>> a printcap that will print.
>>>> I have a Postscript HPLJ4100.
>>>> It exists with that name in the dns.
>>>> :/lp:=9100 at HPLJ4100:\
>>> You're missing rm= I think, which is essential.
>> For HP port 9100 printing, there is the alternate form of
>> 9100 at printername. Which, now that I look at that line, has two
>> :/lp:=9100 at HPLJ4100:\
>> The slash before "lp" here is a mistake.
> Yes, that's something which looked strange to me, too,
> that's why I posted one of my printcap entries for
>> The colon after "lp" is the second problem. Colons are field
>> separators, so the printer device is never set.
> Which explains why the printer doesn't print. With the
> setting "lp=9100 at HPLJ4100", and "HPLJ4100" being resolvable,
> the correct printer IP and port should be addressed.
> By the way, it's easy to test that with netcat:
> % nc HPLJ4100 9100 < /tmp/print.ps
This is shown in the Handbook "Direct Printing" section:
> where /tmp/print.ps is a printable PS file (test file or
> generated from a program's printing function).
There is a small PostScript test program shown in the ps2pcl filter
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