> >Hi everyone,
> >I've connected a Deskjet 550c to the serial port of a Sparc LX, But I can
> >only print ascii files. I would like to use ghostscript to print postscript
> >files on this printer but up to now I can only produce garbage.
> >I tried choosing file type "any" with the standard printer configuration as well
>as stty to send raw data but it doesn't work.
> The biggest issue is to ensure that the channel to the printer is in raw
> mode. You can edit the interface file, either the model
> /var/spool/lp/standard, which will affect all future instances, or you can
> edit the installed interface files in /etc/lp/interfaces. You can directly
> edit the stty settings including baud rate. For sending gs prepared files
> over a serial line you would probably want to use the 19200 baud and set
> stty to -parity -opost crtscts. You can also do this by using lpadmin to
> set the stty settings that will be sent when the printer fires off.
> George Cameron in England has sent a package of filters to the ghostscript
Say that too loud and you might find a few kilts and haggises flying in your
direction ;-) ... Aberdeen is definitely NOT in England!! It's in the north(ish)
of Scotland .. the UK's Oil capital (amongst other things).
Quote:> list, which he says has showed up in England. I have not seen it yet in
The information which may be of interest to Solaris-2 Ghostscript users is
that some examples of my lp installation and filter scripts may be obtained via
anonymous ftp from
in directory /pub/gsutils/unix-lp and subdirectory fd thereof. The examples are
for mono and colour Deskjets (including the 550C), but should be readily
extensible to other drivers. Accounting and error-logging are also implemented
(although Solaris 2 doesn't care to provide them); accounting is via 'pac', so
users wishing to use this feature will need either to use the old Solaris 1 version
or to get and compile one of the PD versions.
> News. He sent it to me. I am having problems getting it to properly handle
> Postscript by default, but he is using it with a dj550c. I am making
> progress, but it is a step at a time.
> Good luck. When I get it all figured out I will probably post as well.
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