On Thu, Oct 16, 2008 at 08:36:42PM +0000, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
> I am trying to setup a Lanier LD160c (admincolor) that has a network
> interface. I am new to FreeBSD and tried to follow the handbook. I am able
> to print to a HP 5SI (corp-admin) with no problems. There are no errors in
> the lpd-errs and the file is drained from the queue, but the printer does not
> print anything. And this is a working printer to Windows.
> lpr -P admincolor testfile.txt
> corp-admin|hp|laserjet|Hewlett Packard LaserJet 5Si:\
> admincolor|hp|laserjet|LANIER LD160c RPCS:\
If this printer is hooked up on the network (e.g. via Ethernet), I
believe you need to set the lp variable to the hostname or IP address of
the printer, e.g.:
admincolor|hp|laserjet|LANIER LD160c RPCS:\
I think this also makes the assumption that the printer knows how to
speak the LPR protocol. If it listens on a custom port, you can use
[EMAIL PROTECTED] instead. See the printcap(5) man page, I guess.
P.S. -- I've never done this, it's just something I remember from
old days. :-)
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