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 
> printcap: 
> corp-admin|hp|laserjet|Hewlett Packard LaserJet 5Si:\ 
>         :lp=\ 
>         :sd=/var/spool/output/corp-admin:rm=corp-admin:\ 
>         :lf=/var/log/lpd-errs:\ 
>         :if=/usr/local/libexec/crlfilter:sh:tr=\f:mx#0: 
> admincolor|hp|laserjet|LANIER LD160c RPCS:\ 
>         :lp=\ 
>         :sd=/var/spool/output/admincolor:rm=admincolor:\ 
>         :lf=/var/log/lpd-errs: 

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.  :-)

| Jeremy Chadwick                                jdc at parodius.com |
| Parodius Networking                       http://www.parodius.com/ |
| UNIX Systems Administrator                  Mountain View, CA, USA |
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