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Subject: [aclug-L] Re: printing...
From: Nate Bargmann <ka0rny@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 17 Nov 1999 06:20:35 -0600
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On Wed, Nov 17, 1999 at 03:54:54AM +0100, gLaNDix wrote:
> and another thing...  i can't print anything but text... printing gifs, html,
> etc shoots out random blank pages like mad...  WHAT AM I DOING WRONG???
> i'm using the stylus_color_720dpi filter that comes w/ magic filter...

First off look at /etc/printcap and see what the short name for your
printer is.  If your epson printer doesn't have lp as part of its
short name then you'll have to specify the printer you wish to use
when you run lpr.  As an example, here is the /etc/printcap entry
for my laser:

# Lexmark 4039 10R with ljet3-filter                                            
lm|Lexmark 4039 10R: \                                                          
        :lp=/dev/lp1: \                                                         
        :sd=/var/spool/lpd/lm: \                                                
        :if=/usr/local/bin/ljet3-filter: \                                      
        :mx#0: \                                                                
Now when I want to send a job to the laser I use the command
"lpr -P lm blah."

I also have a generic entry for lp that uses no filter that I set up
so I could use Worrdperfect 8 as it has its own drivers.    As an 
interesting aside, since the laser has a built in Postscript 
interpreter, I can print ps docs by simply using the "lpr" 
command, but if its not a true .ps file then I get the usual stair
case effects and blank pages.

- Nate >>


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