>> We have HPJet Direct cards connected to HP6mp laser jet printers.
>> Has anyone ever got them to work with RedHat 6.1 x86 or up? HP's site
>> has no drivers for linux...
> You don't need any drivers - just make sure the cards have IP
> addresses, and you connect to them like any other remote lpd printer.
> For example, /etc/printcap has: ...:lp=/dev/null:rm=10.0.0.1:rp=raw:
> (rp=raw for Postscript or PCL, rp=text for plain text). If the 6mp's
> don't have PostScript, you will probably need to use Ghostscript or
> something to print anything but plain text. (Sorry, I forget if the
> 'p' in 6mp means personal or PostScript.)
The "P" means "Personal". But the "M" means "Macintosh" - which means
If you're not sure of the printer's features, you can use the
front-panel buttons to print out a configuration test-page. This will
describe what features you have installed. (Memory size, printing
languages, interfaces, etc.)
BTW, you can use the 'text' queue for PostScript as well as plain text.
Since PS is a text-based protocol, nothing gets corrupted. You would
need the "raw" queue for PCL, but you probably won't be using PCL from
Linux - most programs generate PostScript.