HP LaserJet 5L - cannot print postscript from cmd line
Folks, I've tried and tried but have failed to get my HP LaserJet 5L,
connected by parallel port, to print postscript from the command line.
It will print a page from say iceweasel but just isn't having
do the expected thing - rather it prints out the postscript file line by
line by line.
This is under Debian Lenny (amd64) on a new build on my SATA HDD. Irony
is I did have it working on Lenny (amd64) previously with my old IDE
HDD. I've compared the two but can't see what differs.
I'm not quite sure what info is best to send, but hopefully the below
will help. All help appreciated. Thanks, Michael
Script started on Wed 15 Sep 2010 22:36:40 BST
]0;mkb@amd64: ~mkb@amd64:~$ lpoptions
media=A4 sides=one-sided finishings=3 copies=1 job-hold-until=no-hold
job-priority=50 number-up=1 auth-info-required=none job-sheets=none,none
printer-info printer-is-accepting-jobs=1 printer-is-shared=1
printer-location printer-make-and-model='HP LaserJet 5l Foomatic/hpijs,
hpijs 2.8.6b' printer-state=3 printer-state-change-time=1284585794
]0;mkb@amd64: ~mkb@amd64:~$ file /etc/printcap
/etc/printcap: symbolic link to `/var/run/cups/printcap'
]0;mkb@amd64: ~mkb@amd64:~$ cat /var/run/cups/printcap
# This file was automatically generated by cupsd(8) from the
# /etc/cups/printers.conf file. All changes to this file
# will be lost.
]0;mkb@amd64: ~mkb@amd64:~$ exit
Script done on Wed 15 Sep 2010 22:37:07 BST