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Re: Printing to DeskJet 845c
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: Printing to DeskJet 845c
- From: Anthony Schlemmer <aschlemm_(_at_)_comcast_(_dot_)_net>
- Date: Wed, 6 Aug 2003 07:17:09 -0700
- Organization: Comcast.Net
I have OpenBSD pulling printer server duty for several non-PS HP
Laserjet 4 printers and I use "apsfilter". It automatically detects
non-native print data and filters it via Ghostscript. For Windows users
I have the printers available via Samba and we use Windows print
drivers on the local client machines so no filtering is done when print
data is received from Windows clients.
I'm not familiar with the HP Deskjets and don't know if "apsfilter"
supports those printers or not. I just had to install Ghostscript and
"a2ps" from the ports collection as best as I can recall.
On Wednesday 06 August 2003 06:49 am, Aaron W. Hsu wrote:
> I have an HP Deskjet 845c that I am trying to print to in OpenBSD. I
> am running an iBook with OpenBSD 3.3 stable. The printer is
> recognized under ulpt0, but I do not believe it is a post-script
> printer, or if it is, I must be doing something wrong.
> I also have a HP Deskjet 952 or something like that, and it is a
> Post-script computer and I can print to it, but my question is how
> would I go about printing to a printer that isn't postscript, or how
> do I go about finding out if it is PS?
> Someone told me that I would need to set up a filter that I would set
> up in printcap that would filter all documents to the printer and
> make them printer-readable. But I am not sure where to start with
> that, and where the best place to find those filters are.
> Another option, which I know would work, is CUPS, but I can't find
> cups in the ports. I don't think I can use ports. If I could I
> would rather learn how to do it through the standard method as well.
> I tried printing a sample ps and text document to it, and both simply
> printed out one page with an h, and then began feeding some blank
> pages through.
> Can someone point me in the right direction or using these or tell me
> how I would set this up?
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