Re: HP JetDirect and Debian
On Wed, Aug 18, 1999 at 11:15:30AM +0200, Cleto Pescia wrote:
I am experiencing a strange problem with an HP JetDirect J2552A
(firmware A.3.0.16) printer server installed in an HP DesignJet
750C plotter. I can telnet to the plotter and configure it from a
Debian 2.0 box, but I can not send anything to it.
I have tried *everything* reported in the Printing-HOWTO, included
the small Perl script to directly access the JetDirect through port
9100, but without success..
The Debian box has LPRng installed on it, and the spooling software
works perfectly. I have read on the Bug Tracking mailing-list that
LPRng seems not to be able to talk to networked printers, but I am
not sure if that applies to my case as well, since even direct TCP
connection does not work for me...
LPRng can be used to talk directly to the plotter, here is a simple
printcap for HP Laserjet 4MVs/5SIs/4000s/8000s:
Just replace jetdirect.box.net with your host or IP. The %9100 tells
it to connect to 9100. You may need to create the spool directories
and log files manually. You can then test, and check the logs to see
what it reports.
Dennis Kelly <firstname.lastname@example.org>
College of Engineering, MSU