using lp -T hplaser on Dell SVR4 (2.1)

using lp -T hplaser on Dell SVR4 (2.1)

Post by Tan Brons » Sun, 29 Dec 1991 07:47:59



        I spent the last few hours trying to figure out why jetroff
    was not working on my Dell SVr4 system and discovered in the
    Dell manual a reference to the need to specify '-T hplaser' to
    the lp command.
        The good news is that jetroff works now, but I can not
    figure out how to make the printer type default to 'hplaser'
    (so we don't have to specify -T hplaser each time). I've set
    the content type to 'hplaser' trying to avoid the printer being
    treated as 'simple', but I get the message 'There is no filter to
    convert the file contents'.
        Am I stuck entering -T hplaser whenever I want to print laserjet
    output ?
        Any reference to a manual would be a great help. I'm currently
    limited to on-line manual pages and printed svr3 manual pages.

        Here is the output of lpstat -p lj -l:

printer lj is idle. enabled since Thu Dec 26 15:19:08 EST 1991. available.
        Form mounted:
        Content types: hplaser
        Printer types: hplaser
        Description:
        Connection: direct
        Interface: /usr/lib/lp/model/hplaser-par
        After fault: continue
        Users allowed:
                (all)
        Forms allowed:
                (none)
        Banner required
        Character sets:
                (none)
        Default pitch: 10 CPI 6 LPI
        Default page size: 80 wide 60 long
        Default port settings:  
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using lp -T hplaser on Dell SVR4 (2.1)

Post by Donn Baumgartn » Wed, 01 Jan 1992 02:33:09



>    I spent the last few hours trying to figure out why jetroff
>     was not working on my Dell SVr4 system and discovered in the
>     Dell manual a reference to the need to specify '-T hplaser' to
>     the lp command.
>    The good news is that jetroff works now, but I can not
>     figure out how to make the printer type default to 'hplaser'
>     (so we don't have to specify -T hplaser each time). I've set
>     the content type to 'hplaser' trying to avoid the printer being
>     treated as 'simple', but I get the message 'There is no filter to
>     convert the file contents'.
>    Am I stuck entering -T hplaser whenever I want to print laserjet
>     output ?
>    Any reference to a manual would be a great help. I'm currently
>     limited to on-line manual pages and printed svr3 manual pages.

>    Here is the output of lpstat -p lj -l:

> printer lj is idle. enabled since Thu Dec 26 15:19:08 EST 1991. available.
>    Form mounted:
>    Content types: hplaser
>    Printer types: hplaser
>    Description:
>    Connection: direct
>    Interface: /usr/lib/lp/model/hplaser-par
>    After fault: continue
>    Users allowed:
>            (all)
>    Forms allowed:
>            (none)
>    Banner required
>    Character sets:
>            (none)
>    Default pitch: 10 CPI 6 LPI
>    Default page size: 80 wide 60 long
>    Default port settings:  
> --

> Microvation Consultants 20 Sperry Road             Madison, CT 06443
>                    Voice: (203)-421-5061   Fax: (203)-421-5292

Your exact problem is not perfectly clear to me, but I'll try to cover the
all the bases.

If all you want to do is make the default printer type 'hplaser', then make
your default printer 'lj' (the name of your laser-jet, presumably):
        lpadmin -d lj

To start from scratch, you might try this (as root, with a shell of sh or ksh -
but not csh):

# shut print system down
lpshut
# restart print system
/usr/lib/lpsched
# optional, delete current entry
#    lpadmin -x <printer-name>
# describe printer to lp system
lpadmin -p <name> -T "simple, hplaser" -v /dev/lp -i /usr/lib/lp/model/hplaser
# change printer to system default printer
lpadmin -d <printer-name>
# enable the printer
enable <printer-name>
# start it accepting jobs
accept <printer-name>
# check it...
lpstat -tl

Let me know if this doesn't help.
                        - Donn

 
 
 

using lp -T hplaser on Dell SVR4 (2.1)

Post by Robert B Fran » Sat, 11 Jan 1992 05:15:23


What good printer control utilities are available for Unix (ATT 5, Version
3.2 or later, should support at least spooling, prioritization, scheduling)?
Also what is a good source of information on Unix administrative products
(eg. magazines)?

Please respond to me by email since I'm not a regular reader of this group.

Thanks.

Robert B. France

 
 
 

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