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    Attatched AIX 5.2 to a HP Laserjet 4500 network printer via cat 5 cable.
    Can ping the printer and can also print the contents of a text editor window
    out okay.
    Cannot print out a Seamonkey or Firefox window.
    Using a terminal with
    # lptest 10 10 > /dev/hp@001083A109EB | lp
    results in no print out.
    # lptest 10 10 > /dev/lp0 | lp
    gives a print out for a parallel attatched HP4+

    The man command is very scant on lptest.
    Should the lptest command work on network attatched printers ?

    Thanks
    Basil



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    "Basil Holloway" wrote in message
    news:OLFli.6523$4A1.4453@news-server.bigpond.net.au...
    > Attatched AIX 5.2 to a HP Laserjet 4500 network printer via cat 5 cable.
    > Can ping the printer and can also print the contents of a text editor
    > window out okay.
    > Cannot print out a Seamonkey or Firefox window.
    > Using a terminal with
    > # lptest 10 10 > /dev/hp@001083A109EB | lp
    > results in no print out.
    > # lptest 10 10 > /dev/lp0 | lp
    > gives a print out for a parallel attatched HP4+
    >
    > The man command is very scant on lptest.
    > Should the lptest command work on network attatched printers ?


    You're sending the output of lptest to a file (and thus creating a file in
    /dev named hp@.........)

    How about: lptest 10 10 | lp -d QNAME
    where QNAME is the name of the print queue you've created

    lptest itself doesn't do anything more than produce output of the specified
    number of rows and columns.

    Best regards,
    Paul



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    wrote in message
    news:4wKli.15469$g44.5812@trnddc02...
    > "Basil Holloway" wrote in message
    > news:OLFli.6523$4A1.4453@news-server.bigpond.net.au...
    >> Attatched AIX 5.2 to a HP Laserjet 4500 network printer via cat 5 cable.
    >> Can ping the printer and can also print the contents of a text editor
    >> window out okay.
    >> Cannot print out a Seamonkey or Firefox window.
    >> Using a terminal with
    >> # lptest 10 10 > /dev/hp@001083A109EB | lp
    >> results in no print out.
    >> # lptest 10 10 > /dev/lp0 | lp
    >> gives a print out for a parallel attatched HP4+
    >>
    >> The man command is very scant on lptest.
    >> Should the lptest command work on network attatched printers ?

    >
    > You're sending the output of lptest to a file (and thus creating a file in
    > /dev named hp@.........)
    >
    > How about: lptest 10 10 | lp -d QNAME
    > where QNAME is the name of the print queue you've created
    >
    > lptest itself doesn't do anything more than produce output of the
    > specified number of rows and columns.
    >
    > Best regards,
    > Paul
    >

    Paul
    Thanks for that, it works great.
    Basil



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