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Printer setup? - sorry, previous mail was empty...
I am using NetBSD 4.0 and I am trying to set up my printer. Actually, I am
looking for a generic way to set up:
1. any printer as some kind of "generic text only" with 66 lines/page and 80
characters/line (MOST important)
2. any printer as some kind of "generic postscript", for use with groff, to
print things in Times Roman & Co.
My printer is a HP Photosmart C3180 (connected through USB on ulpt0;
interestingly also recognised as /dev/sd0), but I would prefer this not to be
relevant in the setup. (I want to be able to tell my friends how it's done for
their printers, that's why.) So... how do I do it? Thank you in advance for
your kind help. Just for your information, in Linux (Xubuntu) the printer works
perfectly fine (however, there I had some GUI setup, maybe it did something
different than what should be done here).
What I tried so far:
lptest 70 5
just gave me the staircase problem (and printed EXTREMELY slowly), but I guess
this is not such an issue; I considered printing my files either through a
printerfilter, or using unix2dos before printing.
So, I wrote in /etc/printcap:
lp|local printer experiment:\
(By the way, I found out, there is no directory /usr/local - the NetBSD guide
chapter 12 still refers to that directory.)
Then I did something like
chown daemon:daemon lp
chmod 770 lp
I rebooted... I tried lptest 70 5 | lp as well as lptest 70 5 | lpr
...and it prints NOTHING.
So, what am I doing wrong, and how do I get it right?
Thank you in advance.
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