> On Thu, 26 Jun 2003 12:37:18 +0800, tman wrote:
>>I have tried to configure the printer using mkdev lp and setup as
>>follow: printer model: I try hp, epson, HPLaserJet, HPDeskJet 500
>>Then I print a file temp1 as # lp temp1
>>There is no reponse for the printer.
>>However if I connect a epson dot matrix printer or HP laser printer.
>>Then the file can be printed out.
>>"Jean-Pierre Radley" <jprjpr.com> wrote in message
>>>tman typed (on Tue, Jun 24, 2003 at 06:13:22PM +0800): | Hi, | |
>>>Anybody over there know that SCO 5.0.6 can support USB system printer?
>>>| I have a Samsung SCX-1150F Copier/Fax/Scanner/Printer Four-in-One
>>>| with USB and parallel interface.
>>>| Can I setup this printer to connect unix console in USB connection?
>>>| Also, I have configured the parallel port (mkdev parallel) and
>>>printer | (mkdev lp) in unix and connected in parrallel. However I
>>>| out to it.
>>>And what did you exactly try?
> Before even *bothering* to plug a strange new printer into a unix box, or
> print to it by any means from a unix box, before even buying the thing for
> that matter, you look up it's specs on line and verify that it understands
> either PCL or PS.
> By starting with plain guess of [url]www.samsung.com[/url], and plugging in the model
> number into their search field, I arrived at the following page:
> page 186 of scx1150f_english.pdf states that the printing emulation is
> GDI, in other words it is a brainless, windows-only printer.
> This all took under _2 minutes_ without previously having any familiarity
> with this printer or samsung printers in general or the samsung web site.
> Translation: Since it was so quick and easy to find this info, that means
> you are here asking others to help you when you didn't even do the
> slightest lick of research into the problem yourself. That is pretty
> annoying. I'd have understood if you had at least gotten to the point
> where you found the docs and saw the part about the emulation, and simply
> didn't know the significance of GDI vs PCL or PostScript, but it doesn't
> _appear_ that you even tried to look into the matter at all, just plugged
> it in, it didn't work, and took no further action than to post here "why
> don't it work?" and sit back and wait for the problem to be solved for
> now to pre-emptively answer two of your possible next questions:
> No it will not work any better by hooking it to a windows box and printing
> to it from unix via facetwin/samba/visionfs, although, if you do that, and
> also install PrintWizard on the windows box, then you can print from unix
> to it. That is about the only way you will be able to print anything from
> unix to that printer.
> There is another arrangement that _looks_ like printing from unix to it:
> You could hook the printer to the unix box, share it via
> facetwin/samba/visionfs and install the drivers on the pc's so the pc's
> print to it, but that is not "printing to it from unix", in that case unix
> is just accepting bytes from windows and stuffing them at the printer.
> unix cannot directly do anything useful with it like print from unix apps.
> Basically, somebody just got themselves a really nifty, personal desktop
> printer but the office still needs a printer for unix.