Transparent Printing on OSE 5

Transparent Printing on OSE 5

Post by Joseph Schu » Fri, 05 Apr 1996 04:00:00

I need to set up a printer to connect to a terminal with transparent
printing.  I have not done this in about 10 years, I was refreshing
my memory and read about the PN and PS termcap entries to turn on
and off transparent printing.  But how does the printer know it is
on the same port as a terminal.  Without these entries the printer
simply prints on the terminal (as expected).

I have an Okidata 590 printer (does epson and ibm)
Link80 terminal with ANSI emulation

Is anyone totally sure what the emulation codes are for the Link80
in ANSI mode?

What printer model should I use?

I have another OSE 5 machine with Advanced File and Print Server
(LANMAN for SCO) loaded, it has a print model called 'passthrough'.
 However, I want to setup a box without AFaPS, plus I don't want to
cp anything from the AFaPS box.




1. OSE 5.0 Printing Woes

I have a bit of a grumble here, along with a question.

When I use the new handy dandy scoadmin tools for setting up remote
printers, and those printers are BSD-LPD type printers, there are

Firstly, when you add a remote BSD LPD type printer, you cannot get at
the Settings->Control menu to do things like 'enable', 'disable',
'accepts' etc.  Not sure if you have to do this, but it lpstat -t does
have some grumbles in there.

Secondly, since these printers are not hosted by sco type daemons, they
should not have the :ex: flag added for them in /etc/printcap.  This
give you errors when you try an lpstat of them.

As to my question, I was wondering if anyone else has tryed printing
with frame on OSE 5.0, and if they have had problems.

I have print queues that work for frame one minute, then not the next.
Right now I cannot get at most of the print queues I have configured.
However, I _can_ access them with a simple 'lpr'.  Sigh.

- Iain -

Quae narravi, nullo modo negabo.

                  #9 - Canadians must play in bare feet.

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