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Printronix P5008 printer installation in HP-UX

LAXMI_2
Occasional Visitor

Printronix P5008 printer installation in HP-UX

I want to install Printronix P5008 line printer in HP-UX.I have HP C8000 Workstation.Parallel port is not available in workstation.Only serial port is available.I don't have any standard serial cable.Which driver I should use in HP-UX,because printronix is not listed in drivers list.
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OldSchool
Honored Contributor

Re: Printronix P5008 printer installation in HP-UX

if what you are saying is that the printer requires a parallel port, but all you have available is a serial port (and no cable) then you will need to look at something like:

a. an external jetdirect print server. this would allow the parallel port to connect to the print server and the connection to the workstation would be ethernet.

b. install the printed locally on some other machine and configure it as a remote printer.

it appears that you would need a plain-text only modelscript. which one would work (or work the best) would be "try it and see".
LAXMI_2
Occasional Visitor

Re: Printronix P5008 printer installation in HP-UX

Dear sir

Thanks for your support.I have made a serial cable & installed a printer in HP-UX.Printer is printing our documents,but in starting it gives junk characters like

options :
2009
nG/07
N7N02
nFl 17
n;~07
nJ,17
nIC etc

Following drivers are listed in HP-UX :-
ESCP
HPGL1
HPGL2
HPGL2.cent
LIPS3
LIPS4
LPS
NPDLII
PCL1
PCL2
PCL3
PCL4
PCL4.nloo
PCL5
PCL5.asian
PS.nlio
PS2,nlio
draftpro
dumb
dumbplot
fonts
paintjeet
paintjet XL 300
postscript
rmodel
rmodel.asx
ruggedwriter

Can you suggest me which driver I should use for Printronix P5008 printer..At present I am using LIPS4.
From where I can see & configure serial port configuration like Data protocol,baud rate parity etc.

Regards
Laxmi




















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OldSchool
Honored Contributor

Re: Printronix P5008 printer installation in HP-UX

http://www.hp.com/pond/modelscripts/index2.html

best guess (and thats all it is) is either the "dumb" script you already have, or possibly the net_genericprinter from the the site above.
Nido
Trusted Contributor

Re: Printronix P5008 printer installation in HP-UX

Laxmi,

If you're printing text files, then better choice would be to go for 'dumb' printer model.


hth
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