However many times I read the Print HowTo I still have problems
with my old Apple LaserWriter II on the serial port of my NEC laptop.
A single file prints ok, but at the end of the job the printer "busy" lamp
is still flashing. After several minutes the printer gets bored and
the flashing stops. If another file is sent to the printer while it
is "busy" it prints out a rainforest worth of blank pages.
Also the last page of a large document is sometimes missed out.
Here is my printcap entry:-
Sending files with "cat > /dev/ttyS0" has the same effect.
A similar entry (apart from the lp,fc,fs,xc and xs lines) works fine
when the printer is plugged into my Sun. The printer is also OK when
driven by MS Windows from the same PC.