--On Wednesday, November 12, 2003 17:13:06 -0500 David Bein <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
I have an older J2383 Jet Direct box which I am trying to setup for a FreeBSD 4.9/x86 box. I have tried various things in /etc/printcap, but still I get nothing reasonable. I know the box is working because if I telnet to port 9100 on the Jet Direct and type in some lines and then quit out of telnet, it prints them. So my problem is not the hardware or network connectivity.
I am confused about whether this should be "lp=<port>@<host>" with appropriate filters or some variant of "rm=<host> rp=TEXT". None of the software examples I have seen appear to reference port 9100 and so I am confused as to how it knows what to connect to except in the <port>@<host> configuration. Neither of these approaches worked.
I am wanting to use this with an old LaserJet 4L PCL class printer. Directly connecting it to a parallel port works just fine [using apsfilter and all the other Postscript conversion software]. I just want to have it work from whichever machine using the network both for reasons of speed and not wanting to have a single box up just to print from some other machine.
This is a printcap entry I use for a PostScript enabled LaserJet 5: lj5|lphome: \ :lf=/var/log/lj5.err:\ :lp=:\ :rm=lj5.lerctr.org:\ :mx#0:\ :rp=raw:\ :sd=/var/spool/lpd/lj5:
Maybe it will help you.
There was software from HP for this box for Solaris and HP-UX, but I am running FreeBSD and occasionally Solaris/x86, so I have none of the software from HP to work with.
Any help would be most appreciated. Thanks very much.
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