Subject: Re: possible printer problem
To: Mark P. Gooderum <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Dave Burgess <email@example.com>
Date: 10/22/1994 15:25:51
> Every time I send a job to the printer, if it's in the middle of
> printing the job, and lpd sends it another one, the printer resets
> and aborts whatever's in the buffer.
> I haven't tested with cat to see if it's lpd or the simple open of
> /dev/lpXXX. This behavior shows up with both lpa and lpt with a
> DeskJet 550C.
Another data point.
It doesn't just abort what's in the buffer; it resets everything. This
includes top of page settings and everything.
I "THINK" I am using the default device, which (once again) I "THINK" is
a resetting device. I have been putting off doing anything with it
since I very seldom print anything anymore.
I am going to look closely at the lpt/lpa device numbers and see if it
isn't something that we've done in our setups.