Subject: SE/30 X-windows and printing questions...
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: ED WOLPERT <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 03/06/1995 08:00:51
Well, I've got my system back on track. I have the full binaries from
the GENERIC#17 release, running the mrg that was released awhile ago.
(Attempts to try out the GENERIC#25 kernal causes problems, since the
libs are old... I'm going to wait a bit before another download of tarballs.)
I've finially freed up some space, on my system, as I slowly move
towards a UNIX base environment. (300MB now.) I decided to finally get
X-windows, understanding that on my system, dt does not work. (I've got a
external monitor on my SE/30.
Well, as can be expected, X doesn't work... It just dumps core after
displaying a broken connection. The question is here, has anyone gotten
X to work on a SE/30 (mrg kernal) with an external monitor?
Second, I plan to start printing to a postscript printer. I decided
to test to see what the apple imagewriter (I, not II) can do. I used
groff (groff -Tascii -man) to print out the screen.1 file, but after 3/4 of
a page, it started printing garbage, interspersed with actuall text. Some
areas had multiple lines of text on the same line. The only extra thing I
did for the printcap file was made the baud rate br9600. (Using tty01)
Has anyone gotten an imagewriter I to work? If so, what is your printcap
file? (Note, a test file seemed to work fine, but it was only half a page.
Also, the lpd seems to get hung after a few jobs, where I can't print
anymore. Nor can I kill -9 the lpd to restart it. Most bizzare.)
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