Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

HP DeskJet 520 question.

Posted on 1997-12-19
5
276 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-15
Mabe I'll by a HP DeskJet 520 printer and I'm woundering if I can print postscript files on it? Do I need some special programs to do that?
0
Comment
Question by:n94magho
  • 3
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
t2pp earned 50 total points
ID: 1631073
94, all you need do is use ghostscript. This is the Linux/GNU version of Postscript.
0
 

Author Comment

by:n94magho
ID: 1631074
Someone told me that I neaded some mor program also, but it's not that way?
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:t2pp
ID: 1631075
You need to setup a /etc/printcap entry for the printer. Something like this will do...

lp|inkjet: \
        :lp=/dev/lp1: \
        :sd=/var/spool/lpd/lp: \
        :if=/usr/local/bin/lpfilter: \
        :mx#0: \
        :sh
 
# HP DeskJet 520 (Postscript)
psjet|postscript_inkjet: \
        :lp=/dev/lp1: \
        :sd=/var/spool/lpd/psjet: \
        :if=/usr/local/bin/psjetfilter: \
        :mx#0: \
        :sh

0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:t2pp
ID: 1631076
94, /usr/local/bin/lpfilter looks like this...
#!/bin/sh
#This File came out of the Printing-HOWTO
echo -ne \\033\&k2G
cat
echo -ne \\f

and /usr/local/bin/psjetfilter looks like...
nice -n 20 /usr/bin/gs -q -dSAFER -dNOPAUSE -sDEVICE=deskjet -sOutputFile=- -

You don't need the "nice -n 20" bit. This just gives printing the low priority it deserves. Good luck.
0
 

Author Comment

by:n94magho
ID: 1631077
Thanks!


0

Featured Post

U.S. Department of Agriculture and Acronis Access

With the new era of mobile computing, smartphones and tablets, wireless communications and cloud services, the USDA sought to take advantage of a mobilized workforce and the blurring lines between personal and corporate computing resources.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

rdate is a Linux command and the network time protocol for immediate date and time setup from another machine. The clocks are synchronized by entering rdate with the -s switch (command without switch just checks the time but does not set anything). …
How many times have you wanted to quickly do the same thing to a list but found yourself typing it again and again? I first figured out a small time saver with the up arrow to recall the last command but that can only get you so far if you have a bi…
Learn how to get help with Linux/Unix bash shell commands. Use help to read help documents for built in bash shell commands.: Use man to interface with the online reference manuals for shell commands.: Use man to search man pages for unknown command…
Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.

789 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question