Subject: Re: printcap for EPSON EPL-5800L
To: Clarence Chan <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/12/2001 09:14:43
On Sun, 11 Feb 2001, Clarence Chan wrote:

> I recently add a new printer EPSON EPL-5800L to my system (i386) using
> parallel port and found out that my printcap didn't work for me any more.
> The printout was sent to the spooling area but no output to printer.  Is
> there anyone using the EPSON EPL-5800L under netbsd-current ?  Can you
> show me your printcap.  Here is mine which didn't work.   Thanks.

This sounds like you added a new printer, but you didn't change or add new
configurations for this printer.

> lp|local line printer:\
>         :lp=/dev/lpa0:sd=/var/spool/lpd/lp:lf=/var/log/lpd-errs:\
>         :mx#0:sh:rs:\
>         :if=/usr/pkg/libexec/magicfilter/laserjet-filter:

I see you are using magicfilter. It looks like the filter is for
"laserjet". Is your EPSON EPL-5800L compatible with the "laserjet"?

I don't use an Epson and I don't use magicfilter. But I'd guess that
magicfilter does have some support for Epson's. Read the magicfilter
documentation or visit the magicfilter webpage (if one exists).

   Jeremy C. Reed