Printing from HP-UX via Linux to JetDirect Printers
Posted on 2000-03-09
What configuration needs to be made in order to print from HP-UX via a Red Hat 6.1 Linux system to a JetDirect controlled printer?
I am able to print successfully from Windows via Samba on Linux to these printers. However, print jobs sent from an HP-UX system to the same printers stay in the spool folder and don't move on to the printer. One big difference I've noticed is that the Windows print control and data files show up in the Linux queue with a "cfA..." and "dfA..." naming convention. But the HP-UX print control and data files show up as "cA..." and "dA..." (without the "f"). I am suspecting that Linux does not know how to handle the difference in the name convention and there should be a simple configuration setting somewhere in the printcap file.
Our HP-UX boxes are using LP and our Linux box is using LPD. By the way, I can print from the Linux box to these same printers but not from HP-UX across the net through the Linux.