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Printronix prints formatting commands along with gibberish

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I am trying to get a printronix P5005a to print regular text files from RedHat Eterprise edition.  It prints at the very top what is abiously formating commands specifying font and size, etc.  Then it prints out pages and pages of gibberish filling up the paper.   Any idea's  
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what driver and print system are you using?
It sounds like you are sending a PCL or postscript file to a text only printer.
Set generic/text only printer in the printer control utility, and try printing the ASCII test page(none of the others will work).

Try sending a plain ascii text file.
 
lpr -P <nameofprinter>  <nameof testfile>



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