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We have a SCO unix box that we run our accounting system from.  We are trying to setup a remote printer using lpd. The remote printer that we are trying to print to is a Ricoh Aficio 1027.  I tried setting up the printer using the /etc/printcap file but the reports that are printed are not properly formatted. (Text is oversized for the page, and tabs are not recognized)  So I'm trying to setup the printer so that it is like the rest of our printers in the company. The other printers are HP laserjets (4100's and 2200's).  These HP printers are setup locally eg are run through model scripts and then sent to the printer.  I have tried to mirror a printer that is currently working but am having no luck.  I have created a printer on the system that has the exact same model scripts as a hp 2200 that we have.  However when I point the newly created printer on the system to the hp2200 that prints fine I do not get the same output. I have made certain that the following files are the same for both printers on the system.

/var/spool/lp/model
/var/spool/lp/admins/lp/interfaces/model.orig
/var/spool/lp/admins/lp/interfaces

So basically i have to printers on the sco system, lets say we call them printer1 and printer2.  Bother printers on the system point to the exact same physical printer. All the files mentioned above are the same.  Now when I print a report to printer1 I get an output that I should get, however when i print the exact same report to printer2 I get a page that has no tabs and the text is oversized for the document.

Is there something that I am missing or I should be doing differently? I have determined is has nothing to do with the accounting system we use. (as the other reports print fine to the other printers)  I have to use the lpd system.

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If you know the port number that the Ricoh printer is using you can do this.  By default the jetdirects use port 9100.  

Go out to:

http://stage.caldera.com/ta/taprod.html

Get a specific TA:  you want # 105327.

This should help you so long as you know the port number your Ricoh is using.

Good Luck.
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