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Extra blank page on Freesco 0.2.7

Posted on 2003-02-23
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Last Modified: 2013-12-15
I'm using Freesco 0.2.7 as gateway and print server for network of Windows 98SE machines. After each print job I get extra blank page ( I think it is print jobs separation page). What I should do to disable it? I've tried different LPR Clients: IBM, D-Link, AXIS and 2-3 others - printing is fine but always with extra page.
Question by:Methuselah
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Expert Comment

ID: 8029180

Can you access /etc/printcap on the Fresco machine ?
If so look for the following:


Remove it from /etc/printcap

/Hans - Erik Skyttberg

Author Comment

ID: 8031248
There's no such a file. Creating one with "ff=" didn't help me too. Freesco uses some sort of lpd daemon which seems doesn't use /etc/printcap.

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heskyttberg earned 300 total points
ID: 8031847

I can't find anything anywhere about how it handles printers.

Chances are it's not freesco that adds the extra page.

If you have the opportunity I would suggest you try to print from a NT,w2k or XP computer, in which you set up a new printer port to print to ip of freesco server and the printer name.

Or try asking here instead:

/Hans - Erik Skyttberg
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Author Comment

ID: 8034082
I'll try Thank you. Regards

Author Comment

ID: 8034817
By the way I've tried with Knoppix 3.1 Linux - same story :(

Author Comment

ID: 8036411
I've searched Freesco forum and find out that I should use "nt" as queue name in Windows clients instead of "lp1". Thanks for your help.

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