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Printing to HP Jet Direct from SCO SVR4 v.2.1

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Hello all!

I have a DesignJet 700 hooked up to the network through a JetDirect card.

I am able to telnet to this plotter, as well as retrieve its status using "hpnpadmin" provided by SCO, but I cannot send anything to it.

I've tried using SCO's printing utility "hpnpf", and could not get it to work. I've also tried setting up a remote print queue using the plotter's IP address as the connection, and it did not work either.

Any ideas or suggestions?

Thank you.
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Set it up just like any other remote printer on SCO, just forget about the remote queue directory and/or name.
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I've tried setting it up as a remote system, with both system 5 and bsd schedulers, and it did not work. If I send a file to it, it just sits in the queue, but the plotter never receives anything.

Once again, I have no problems pinging or telnetting to the plotter, or plotting to it from a Windows PC.

Any suggestions?
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AFAIK, the plotter has an Idle Timeout. Set it to 120 or higher.
This helped at my HP LaserJet.
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gabsi earned 200 total points
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If you have the software required to use a network printer,you must have no problem to use the printer.You have to use hpnpcfg program, so you can automatically modifyyour bootptab file and add/test a new printer.
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