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Date:      Tue, 10 Jul 2007 09:41:34 -0400
From:      William Bulley <web@umich.edu>
To:        Nikola Lecic <nlecic@EUnet.yu>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: odd HP 1320 printer behaviour...
Message-ID:  <20070710134134.GD61945@dell1>

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According to Nikola Lecic <nlecic@EUnet.yu>:
> 
> Do you have any ulpt0 configuration in /etc/rc.local? If the printer
> port is interrupt-driven, try polled standard mode, i.e. add
> 
>   lptcontrol -p -d /dev/[printer-port]
> 
> to your /etc/rc.local. The kind of behaviour you described can occur in
> the interrupt mode (including cutting pages, printing them in chunks,
> etc.).
> 
> Also try to switch the printer to the parallel port; if both can serve
> the printer, I'd always use the parallel one.
> 
> If this doesn't help, please post here the content of your /etc/printcap
> and 'dmesg | grep ulpt0'.

I have no /etc/rc.local file on this machine.

Correct me if I am wrong, but doesn't lptcontrol(8) deal
with the parallel port printer?  I have USB connected.
Parallel port connection is unfeasible in my situation.

> "content of your /etc/printcap":

lp|default|hp|HP|ps|PS|Hewlett Packard LaserJet 1320 PostScript Printer:\
        :sh:\
        :lp=/dev/ulpt0:\
        :sd=/var/spool/lpd/hp:\
        :lf=/var/log/lpd-errs:\
        :mx#0:

> 'dmesg | grep ulpt0':

ulpt0: Hewlett-Packard hp LaserJet 1320 series, rev 1.10/1.00, addr 5, iclass 7/1
ulpt0: using bi-directional mode
ulpt0: at uhub0 port 2 (addr 5) disconnected
ulpt0: detached
ulpt0: Hewlett-Packard hp LaserJet 1320 series, rev 1.10/1.00, addr 5, iclass 7/1
ulpt0: using bi-directional mode
ulpt0: at uhub0 port 2 (addr 5) disconnected
ulpt0: detached
ulpt0: Hewlett-Packard hp LaserJet 1320 series, rev 1.10/1.00, addr 5, iclass 7/1
ulpt0: using bi-directional mode
ulpt0: offline
ulpt0: at uhub0 port 2 (addr 5) disconnected
ulpt0: detached
ulpt0: Hewlett-Packard hp LaserJet 1320 series, rev 1.10/1.00, addr 5, iclass 7/1
ulpt0: using bi-directional mode

Regards,

web...

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William Bulley                     Email: web@umich.edu




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