[cups.general] pcl printing

Luca Ferrari fluca1978 at infinito.it
Thu Jul 22 09:27:59 PDT 2004

I've got a few problem using printers with cups and PCL, so I hope somebody 
here can help me. This is the actual situation: server red hat linux with lpr 
(no cups) and a few SMB printers. The printers are all HP laserjet (different 
models) connected to windows clients and PCL compatible. At the moment, using 
the generic text driver (from the printtool) I'm able to print both plain 
text of PCL prints via lpr. For example:
lpr -P hp711 file.txt
lpr -P hp711 file.pcl
work ok.
Now I'm migrating to a new server, suse 9.1 with cups and I'm experiencing 
some problems. First of all I don't know exactly which driver to use, since 
either raster of generic (or the hp itself) do not allow me to print thru the 
command line. Either text of pcl prints are refused by the printer. 
Furthermore I'm unable to find out the carriage return settings. In fact, 
using the suse tool (yast 2) I was able to print a simple ascii text file, 
but the carriage return was absent, thus only the first line appeared on the 
Any idea on how to set-up printers and configure the carriage return?


Luca Ferrari,
fluca1978 at infinito.it

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