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Date:      Tue, 10 Jul 2007 10:40:30 -0600 (MDT)
From:      Warren Block <wblock@wonkity.com>
To:        William Bulley <web@umich.edu>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: odd HP 1320 printer behaviour...
Message-ID:  <20070710103550.F62940@wonkity.com>
In-Reply-To: <20070710125257.GA61945@dell1>
References:  <20070710125257.GA61945@dell1>

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On Tue, 10 Jul 2007, William Bulley wrote:

> I have an HP 1320 (only has USB and parallel support) hooked
> to a FreeBSD 6.2-STABLE box using a USB cable.
>
> I have configured /dev/ulpt0 into my /etc/printcap file.
>
> Everything works fine and I am happy with this setup except
> for one odd behaviour.  The last page of a multi-page print
> job will "linger" - somewhere - while the green light on the
> HP continues to blink -- as if data were being sent to it.

If the print job is plain text, does it end in a formfeed?  If not, the 
printer may wait for one, and eventually timeout and print the page.

Depending on what processing you do to the source file, you may find 
utilities like /usr/ports/print/enscript useful.

-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA



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