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HPlaserjet setup in Solaris.

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I am trying to properly setup a HPlaserjet 4000 printer on my stand alone (not networked) Solaris running 2.5.1 version of the operating system. I need to print primarily postscript files with some ascii. I have gone into admintools and configured the printer as postscript with the postscript and ascii setting.
When I print any ascii files I get two pages printed on one page in landscape mode. I want to print in portrait mode with one page on a single page. I noticed there was a hplaserjet setting for the printer type but when I select that setting it won't allow me to save that printer type. Does anyone have any suggestion on properly setting up this type of printer?
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Thanks for your comments. This is a new model HP with postscript built in. I am using my Solaris as a stand alone work station for CAM work. It is networked to a alpha NT box used as a front end to run photoplotter. The NT does not have access to my HP printer. The printer is network capable as a upgrade but I did not buy the network card it since I only need to print from my Solaris computer. I am very new to the Unix environment and the way it does things. I run the Solaris in the open windows environment. Using the file manager to print a simple ascii file, print command, the print option that comes up by default is as follows, Print box labeled FM print, cat $file| mp -l -o |lp -o nobanner. This prints the file in landscape mode with two pages on one page. If I type in lp -o nobanner $file then the print is back to portrait mode like I want. How can I change the default so I always just get the lp command? Also can I somehow configure Solaris to recognize my HP as a HP postscript and not a generic postscript, or is a postscript printer just a postscript printer?

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