[cups.general] Printer on a parallel port hub, bad output

Jeff Hardy hardyjm at potsdam.edu
Fri Jan 7 12:50:09 PST 2005

I realized immediately after I clicked send that this is printing on the
HP Jetdirect protocol.  This should do the trick:


On Fri, 2005-01-07 at 15:38 -0500, Jeff Hardy wrote:
> I have an interesting problem with an HP DeskJet 932C sitting on port 2
> of a Jetdirect EX Plus 3, 3 port parallel hub.  Fedora Core 3 with its
> associated Samba (3.0.9) and CUPS (1.2.22) rpms.
> If I set up a windows client to print to this thing over straight
> TCP/IP, it autodetects that there is a hub there and gives me a dropdown
> box to select which parallel port, in this case 2.  Windows test page
> successful.  I note that the client is sending raw data to port 9101
> (the second port on the hub).
> I set up a raw CUPS queue, printing over LPR to that same IP, like so:
> lpd://
> Samba carries the same driver that the client has, in fact installed
> from the client using the APW.  The print job hits the hub, and the
> right printer, however the processing light flashes for a minute or two
> and and then one page shoots out with only a single smiley face
> character.  I then tried switching the port on the client once it had
> been installed as a TCP/IP printer and successfully printed, to the
> samba queue as a new local port.  Same thing.
> Does anyone have an idea what might be going on?  
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