Linux Printer HP deskjet 3820c

Linux Printer HP deskjet 3820c

Post by VP » Sat, 22 Feb 2003 23:47:45

Im going to buy a hp printer.

I want to kinow if hp deskject 3820c works with linux

Any help is apreciated



Linux Printer HP deskjet 3820c

Post by torste » Sun, 23 Feb 2003 11:43:31

On Fri the 21 Feb 2003 at 14 hours EST

Quote:V wrote...
>Im going to buy a hp printer.

>I want to kinow if hp deskject 3820c works with linux

>Any help is apreciated


See for compatibility database.


1. Printer setup using NetBSD-1.3 and HP 692c Deskjet Printer

I sweated through making my new deskjet work with netbsd and I thought
by posting this it might help a few people get theirs working :)

First of all I found using a polled printer port works much better to
print .ps/.pdf files using ghostscript much, much faster :)

You can make that by creating a new device file called /dev/lp
mknod /dev/lp c 16 128

Also had to add some entries to your /etc/printcap and
/usr/libexec/lpr/... to deal with some formatting required by the
printer since it needs \r\n instead of just \n at the end of each line.

The hp692c entry deals with postscript files and the lp entry deals with
the textfiles.

Example /etc/printcap entries
lp|local line printer:\
hp692c|HP 692c DeskJet Printer:\

The textfilter (/usr/libexec/lpr/textfilter)
printf "\033&k2G" && cat && printf "\f" && exit 0
exit 1

The ghostscript filter (/usr/libexec/lpr/gsfilter)
/usr/local/bin/gs -dNOPAUSE -sDEVICE=cdj550 -sPAPERSIZE=a4 \
-dBitsPerPixel=32 -dDepletion=1 -dShingling=1 \
-dFIXEDMEDIA -dQUIET -sOutputFile=- -q -
exit 2


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