: I am looking for a Linux Hardware Driver (printer server) for a
: HP7550a plotter. I have searched the HP site for one without success. I
: have also searched Deja but have not been able to come up with anything.
: Will appreciate hearing form anyone who has configured this plotter
: in Unix or Linux.
I used to use our 7550 with a SPARCstation. IIRC it has a serial port
and an HPIB port. It seems to me that under Linux you don't need any
particular printer driver. Just connect it to a serial port and
configure printcap to treat that port as a serial ASCII only printer.
You should then be able to send it HPGL without any problem. This
was basically what I did under SunOS, but I admit that I haven't tried
it under Linux.
Of course, if what you actually want it to do is act as a printer so
that you can just send it ASCII or (heaven help us) Postscript and
have some software translate that into HPGL then you may well be out of luck.
I am not aware of any code which will let you do that.
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