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Old 11-11-2004, 06:17 AM   #1
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HP LaserJet 2300 & Slack10

HP LaserJet 2300dn
Printer Installed


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Old 11-11-2004, 05:16 PM   #2
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I'd suggest cups, using the ipp protocol. Other than that here's a quote from linuxprinting concerning remote queue's and lprng.

9. # If your printer is remote, you can use foomatic-rip's internal mechanism for Windows, Netware, AppSocket, and LPD protocols. To do this, specify /dev/null for the lp= device name and edit the PPD file inserting a line

*FoomaticRIPPostPipe: "| <command>"

preferrably right after '*PPD-Adobe: "4.3"'. You can put the line nearly everywhere into the PPD file, but note that when you have two or more, only the last one is valid. '<command>' is a command into which you want to re-direct the output data of foomatic-rip. Due to the restrictions of PPD files '<', '>', and '"' are not allowed in the '<command>', replace them as follows (as in HTML or XML):

Character Replacement
< &lt;
> &gt;
" &quot;
' &apos;
& &amp;

For a TCP/Socket/JetDirect printer with the host name "printer" listening on port 9100 you need this:

*FoomaticRIPPostPipe: "| /usr/bin/nc -w 1 printer 9100"

Note the "-w 1" in the "nc" command line, it makes "nc" exiting immediately after the data is tranferred to the printer.

*FoomaticRIPPostPipe: "| rlpr -Plp@printserver"

directs your jobs to the LPD printer queue "lp" on the machine named "printserver". Be sure that the tools you are using, as rlpr, nprint (printer on Novell server), smbprint (printer on Windows server), nc/netcat (TCP/Socket printer), or whatever you use are installed.
good luck.
Old 11-24-2004, 07:32 AM   #3
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ok, my printer is installed. Finally figured out that permissions were wrong and needed to update my /etc/hosts file.

Permissions were fixed by running
checkpc -f -V
My system is very strange. I thought I had fixed my maximum number of copies problem by adding the following line to my printcap file:
I found this suggestion here. Should have looked there first.

Well I still cannot print multiple copies. I tried change the maximum number in /etc/lpd.conf by editing line 273 from:
#  default mc=1
default mc=100
This didn't help. I also check my .ppd file for this printer and that has the print range set to 1 to 100.

So I'm stumped. Any help would be appreciated.


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