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Turning Off Printer Banner Pages

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Andrew Kaplan
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Turning Off Printer Banner Pages

We have a Red Hat 8 workstation printing to a remote LaserJet 5mp connected via a parallel cable to an HP-UX 10.20 computer. When jobs are sent to the printer, banner pages are produced. I want to disable banner pages, but when I looked in the driver settings tab of the printer on the Red Hat system, there was nothing apparent that would indicate a means to turn off banner pages. Is there another way of accomplishing this task?
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Umapathy S
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Re: Turning Off Printer Banner Pages

Andrew,
Just my thoughts.

I got the same problem some time (years) back. I reset the printer settings to turn the banner pages off.

HTH,
Umapathy
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Andrew Kaplan
Super Advisor

Re: Turning Off Printer Banner Pages

Hi there,

I checked the printer configruation settings on the HP-UX box, but did not find anything there. Where else would I go to reset the printer?
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Huc_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Turning Off Printer Banner Pages

Hello

perhaps, you could be more specific.

What banner page do you have Redhat's or user...or hp, is there any hint where it is from

I would double check /etc/printcap files against man 5 printcap informations.

whatever keep us informed of progress.

Jean-Pierre
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Francisco J. Soler
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Re: Turning Off Printer Banner Pages

Hi,

Edit the printer script in hp-ux box:
/var/spool/lp/interface/printer_name

search for a variable banner="yes" and delete the yes like this:
banner="" (no spaces between "")

if you have not this variable, search for the command:

/usr/sbin/rlp and before this line put the following line:

BSDh="-h"

BTW you can send the header of your model script to help you more accuratelly.

Hope this helps.

Frank.
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Andrew Kaplan
Super Advisor

Re: Turning Off Printer Banner Pages

Frank,

Thanks for the information. I implemented your suggestion, and it appears to be working fine.
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