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HP Laserjet 6P: Can't make it print!



Matthew R. Briggs wrote:
> 
> Hello,
> 
> I just got a brand-new HP Laserjet 6P, and whereas printing wasn't much
> of a priority for me before, I'd like to make this work so I can use
> Applixware and ditch MS Office.  Unfortunately, I am completely baffled
> by the problems I am having.  I am using a dual P166 with Debian 1.3.1,
> 2.0.30 SMP kernel and lp1 is what the printer is attached to.  My story
> goes like this:
> 
> LPR and LPRng "out of the box" will print ascii just fine, but
> postscript of course is just page after page of PS coding.
> 
> If I install apsfilter or magicfilter (tried them both) various things
> go wrong.  In both situations, I set it up to use the Laserjet 4
> filters.  With magicfilter installed, it acts basically the same, while
> apsfilter makes the whole thing refuse to print.  The error message
> looks like this:
> 
> bash-2.00$ lpr /usr/doc/gs/examples/chess.ps
> connection to lp@brunhilda failed - Connection refused
> job 'cfA291brunhilda' transfer to lp@brunhilda failed after 1 attempts
> 
> This, by the way, was after commenting out the "ascii" printer
> definition, which returned a "no printcap entry for printer ascii"
> error.  For some reason in the above situation the computer thinks it is
> printing to a remote printer, but that's definitely not what I want to
> do.
> 
> It will print just fine if I run Ghostscript and do it by hand, but that
> is a royal pain.
> 
> Does anyone have any advice for me?  I've seen a package called cti-ifhp
> that has filters for HP printers, but I don't know if it would do any
> good.  I am somewhat new to the gobbledygook of the /etc/printcap file
> and I can't make sense of what's going wrong.  Any help is greatly
> appreciated.  Thanks!
> 
> ____________________
> Matthew R. Briggs
> mbriggs@huskynet.com
Hello,

I just got a brand-new HP Laserjet 6P, and whereas printing wasn't much
of a priority for me before, I'd like to make this work so I can use
Applixware and ditch MS Office.  Unfortunately, I am completely baffled
by the problems I am having.  I am using a dual P166 with Debian 1.3.1,
2.0.30 SMP kernel and lp1 is what the printer is attached to.  My story
goes like this:

LPR and LPRng "out of the box" will print ascii just fine, but
postscript of course is just page after page of PS coding.

If I install apsfilter or magicfilter (tried them both) various things
go wrong.  In both situations, I set it up to use the Laserjet 4
filters.  With magicfilter installed, it acts basically the same, while
apsfilter makes the whole thing refuse to print.  The error message
looks like this:

bash-2.00$ lpr /usr/doc/gs/examples/chess.ps
connection to lp@brunhilda failed - Connection refused
job 'cfA291brunhilda' transfer to lp@brunhilda failed after 1 attempts

This, by the way, was after commenting out the "ascii" printer
definition, which returned a "no printcap entry for printer ascii"
error.  For some reason in the above situation the computer thinks it is
printing to a remote printer, but that's definitely not what I want to
do.

It will print just fine if I run Ghostscript and do it by hand, but that
is a royal pain.

Does anyone have any advice for me?  I've seen a package called cti-ifhp
that has filters for HP printers, but I don't know if it would do any
good.  I am somewhat new to the gobbledygook of the /etc/printcap file
and I can't make sense of what's going wrong.  Any help is greatly
appreciated.  Thanks!

____________________
Matthew R. Briggs
mbriggs@huskynet.com


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