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Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

LPRng and Windows LPD Server

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We have two kinds of printers at work: old HP LaserJets and newer Ricoh multifunction photocopiers connected to the same Windows-based print server (accepting the LPD protocol).

While no particular option in /etc/printcap is required to print with LPRng on the HP printers, the bq_format=l option is needed for printing to the Ricoh ones. This tells Windows that the data must be printed as is, as explained on the LPRng mailing list. But why does it work without this option on the HP printers then?

[ Posted on January 27th, 2010 at 14:36 | no comment | ]