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Printing from SCO Unix to HP1100?

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I have an NT workstation that had a Canon BJC attached, and could print to it from SCO Unix.  We've replaced the Canon with an HP Laserjet 1100, and can't get it to print any more.  I've deleted and recreated the printer in Unix, and the print job reaches the queue on the NT box, but doesn't print.

Is there a possibility the HP1100 is a winprinter?  And if so, can I get Unix to print to it?
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by:briancassin
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according to Hp's site they do not support unix on this printer


Minimum system requirements ( back to Table of Contents )
Compatible with DOS, Windows 3.1 /3.11 / 95 / 98 / NT 4.0 / 2000 , and OS/2 operating systems. Supports PC hardware platforms including 486 and Pentium (R).
8 MB or more RAM installed on your PC (16 MB recommended).
At least 20 MB of free hard disk space on your PC.
ECP parallel port recommended.

here is the url

http://www.hp.com/cgi-bin/cposupport/cspt/ljxxxx/dyndocwrap.pl?lid=features~~~~&fid=bpl05920~~~~~~~~~~~~&npid=features/index.html~~~~~~~~~~~&pid=hplaserjet7789~~~~~~#P105_4330


 here is info. on how to peer to peer it but it is for win95/98
http://www.hp.com/cgi-bin/cposupport/cspt/ljxxxx/dyndocwrap.pl?lid=general&fid=bpl05891&pid=

here is general networking info.

http://www.hp.com/cgi-bin/cposupport/cspt/ljxxxx/dyndocwrap.pl?lid=general&fid=bpl05912&pid=

you need a hp jet direct print server


 I would have to say from looking at the specs this is windows os/2 and dos is the Operating systems it supports. You are using in an area where HP does not support so i would have to say the answer to your question although I have hardly worked with unix is no it will not work in unix based on the specs hp has provided
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by:adam_currey
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When I rang HP, they told me that while HP officially doesn't support Unix, they do know of people using the printer with Unix.  HP just doesn't provide drivers.

I'm not sure it matters, seeing as I'm connecting to it from a Windows share.
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briancassin earned 100 total points
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which means if they do not support it is because the unit was either tested in that enviroment and is unstable or that the unit was never tested and in some cases it will work in others it will not but at this point I would buy a unit that supports unix enviroment you will save yourself the headache and the time you will waste more time and cause yourself a big headache trying to configure a printer for an enviroment it is not meant for.
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