Help Using HP Deskjet 550C color printer with RS/6000 AIX 3.2.1

Help Using HP Deskjet 550C color printer with RS/6000 AIX 3.2.1

Post by brian selli » Thu, 24 Dec 1992 04:25:12



If anyone has had any luck with the above printer or knows where I might
get a driver for it, I'd appreciate hearing from you.  Thanks.
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Teresa Selling
South Bend, IN
 
 
 

Help Using HP Deskjet 550C color printer with RS/6000 AIX 3.2.1

Post by Marcel J.E. M » Thu, 24 Dec 1992 07:49:25



>If anyone has had any luck with the above printer or knows where I might
>get a driver for it, I'd appreciate hearing from you.  Thanks.
>--
>Teresa Selling
>South Bend, IN

If your problem is that you can't get color, we had something similar.
Just connect the printer to the parallel port, and add it to the
system as 'other parallel printer'. Define a virtual printer queue
for it.
Now the trick is to print to it using: enq -d p <file>
(not sure about the option, the intention is to let it print
without doing any translations, see the enq manual page).
I think it also works by editting the /etc/qconfig file and add
the '-d p' option to the piobe backend.

Hope this helps.

-Marcel

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Help Using HP Deskjet 550C color printer with RS/6000 AIX 3.2.1

Post by brian selli » Fri, 25 Dec 1992 00:12:03



>If anyone has had any luck with the above printer or knows where I might
>get a driver for it, I'd appreciate hearing from you.  Thanks.
>--
>Teresa Selling
>South Bend, IN

I guess I should have said a bit more about the above trouble I'm having.
I need to use the HP Deskjet 550C to do screen dumps.  Currently, I have
only been able to print text.  I have tried using the HP LaserJet drivers
included with AIX, but I only get blank paper back from the printer from
graphics screens.

What I did was to set the printer = to HP LaserJet III.  And configured the
virtual printer likewise.  This failed miserably.  Some sent a short
note saying to set the printer up as "other parallel printer, and to create
a virual printer for it.  But I'm not sure what to set the virtual printer
to...  A walk through of the procedures I might try to get this printer working
would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks.
--
Teresa Selling
South Bend, IN

 
 
 

1. Need Help using HP DeskJet 550C printer with RS/6000

If anyone has any luck printing graphics with this printer I'd
appreciate hearing from you.  I am trying to use window dumps of graphs
and such under X, and print them out to this color graphics printer, but
have had no luck with it.  There is no driver for this printer, and I
tried using the Laser Jet driver, but that one doesn't work.  If someone
has a configuration for this printer Please let me know.

If you have responded to this post previously please do so again.  I've
been out the last 2 weeks and my site doesn't keep posts very long.
Thanks.

--
Teresa Selling
South Bend, IN

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