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Old 10-27-2004, 04:21 AM   #1
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Question re: HP8100 paper trays

I have been running an HP Laserjet 8100 on my Linux box for a while and everything has been fine, i'm able to see and print from all trays.

I recently purchased a C4780A dual 500 sheet feeder but i am unable to see the 2 trays where i should see them as tray 4 and tray 5.

Can anybody help?

Old 05-01-2006, 02:46 PM   #2
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Sorry, I can't help, but do you remember what driver you were using for the HP LaserJet 8100. I normally just use the LaserJet4 driver for anything HP and it works fine. Not in this case though.
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You can edit the .ppd file for the printer and add in those extra trays..

a .ppd file is a Postscript Printer Definition file. It tells the print system all the information about your printer and it's features. where the margins are, the non-printable areas, the resolution, paper trays, duplexing etc..

I can't tell you specifically what you need to change but if you look through the file you may just find a few lines you need to uncomment to add support for those paper trays.

You can find more information on .ppd files on adobes website.. the wikipedia even has some links


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