Subject: Re: deskjet 500/NetBSD
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Frederic Loyer <email@example.com>
Date: 11/21/1994 08:44:23
>> I have some problem setting up my deskjet 500 on my NetBSD system(1.0 on Amiga).
>> a) i set up the printcap to use the /dev/lp .But if i send a file (text file)
>> to it, only the first line is printed (cat myfile >/dev/lp)
>> b) Is ther any postscript driver for the Deskjet 500 that i canu use? i have Xfig
Yes, there is ghoscript which can convert postscript to PCL code.
I use the following line...
gs -dSAFER -dNOPAUSE -q -sOutputFile=- -sPAPERSIZE=a4 -sDEVICE=cdj550 < my_file.ps > my_file.pcl
You sould try djet500 instead of cdj550, and compile gs with the required driver.
You could add if=ps_to_pcl in the /etc/printcap and create a script 'ps_to_pcl'
executing the previous command.