hp laserjet 9050 printer control
Posted on 2010-11-19
I have an old printing program that does precise control over a printout to an HP printer. Uses the HP Laserjet control codes. Also runs on an old Novell 4.1 networks (it is intranetware, but IP was never implemented)
It also automatically selects between paper sizes and orientation.
It has been working fine with all the earlier big hps (III, 4, 5, 6, 8000, etc). It is working fine on the aging 8150s. We put in a 9050 and it seems to work fine, EXCEPT it will not take legal paper size commands. I can override the trays on the hp console and tell it a tray is legal, put in legal paper, etc, yet the printer will just pull from another letter size tray. I take out everything except the legal, and the hp will just sit there and tell me to put in letter size paper.
Anyone know why the 9050 is different than it's ancestors? And how I may overcome this simple yet major problem?
Thanks in advance for your time and assistance.