Subject: Re: No response when do lptest > /dev/ulpt0...anything else to try?
To: Gary Thorpe <email@example.com>
From: Andy Ruhl <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 03/07/2005 12:47:40
On Mon, 7 Mar 2005 13:06:20 -0500 (EST), Gary Thorpe
> --- Mark Tamola <email@example.com> wrote:
> > All,
> > I'm trying to set up a USB printer on NetBSD 2.0 (an HP PSC 1350
> > All-in-one). The following shows up in dmesg:
> > ulpt0 at uhub0 port 2 configuration 1 interface 1
> > ulpt0: hp psc 1300 series, rev 2.00/1.00, addr 2, iclass 7/1
> > ulpt0: using bi-directional mode
> > However, when I do a "lptest 70 5 > /dev/ulpt0", there is no response
> > at all
> > from the printer. I've also tried the /dev/ulpn0 device, but that
> > has no
> > response either. No lights blinking on the printer at all. I
> > installed
> > apsfilter from pkgsrc, but even experimenting with various drivers,
> > etc., I
> > get no response at all from the printer.
> > How do I set up the printer properly? If I can't even do a "cat
> > file.txt >
> > /dev/ulpt0", I don't know what else to try.
> > Thanks,
> > -Mark
> I think this would only work with much older printers from the MS-DOS
> era (most now would use PCL, postscript or some other high level
> lanaguge to communicate with the PC). You will most likely have to use
> ghostscript (or something else) to convert the output of lptest into a
> format the printer will understand and then send that to /dev/ulpt0
> (this is assuming nothing is actually wrong with the printer or the
> driver) to get some results.
That didn't work for me either, and I didn't go any farther into it.
Problem is, the stuff that Mark said is what's in the guide.
Any possibility that you could expand on this for the docs?