Linux, Win95 HP5L printer Question

Linux, Win95 HP5L printer Question

Post by Phil Morri » Mon, 16 Dec 1996 04:00:00


I Now have Linux up and running on My Window95 Pc. and thanks to those that
provided assistance in this group to get me started.
I installed a second hard drive and am currently booting linux with a boot
The linux hard drive is not detected by Win95.I used Linux fdisk to
partition and format the hdb drive.

Everything is fine except for one glitch. After I take my linux system down
with powerdown and restart my pc When I need to enter a Win95 session, no
bashing please my HP5l laserjet printer insists on printing a blank page
with on character in the upper left corner. The HP status window loads
during the boot and I am using the PCL driver.

Just wondering if anyone has any ideas???

Tia Phil,


1. Problem with a printer filter to use Postscript on HP5L

Hello !
I've got a small problem with my printer on FreeBSD. It is a HP Laser
Jet 5L plugged on /dev/lpt0 .
I use it to print plain text and postscript files locally and remotelly
with Samba and lpd (launched from a Linux 2.0 workstation).
When I print plain-text or with Samba... no problem....
But when I try to print postscript, nothing is printed !!! However, if I
use ghostscript manually and redirect it then to /dev/lpt0... it works
fine !
I've included my print filter script. I took it from the
FreeBSD handbook.

Thanks for your answers !

Arnaud Aubert

message sent by Netscape Communicator 4.2 for Unix

[ if-pcl < 1K ]
printf "\033&k2G" || exit 2
read first_line
first_two_chars=`expr "$first_line" : '\(..\)'`
if [ "$first_two_chars" = "%!" ]; then
        gs -sDEVICE=laserjet -q -dSAFER -dNOPAUSE -sOutputFile=- -
        exit 0
        echo $first_line && cat && printf "\f" && exit 0
exit 2

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