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Printer Not Outputting In Colour

Printer Not Outputting In Colour

Hi I'm having trouble printing to an HP Designjet 1050C Plotter with open vms. These are my setups.

TGGA12> sho que/all a0_dj_gla
Server queue A0_DJ_GLA, idle, on TGGA12::, mounted form GBNA_A0_LANDSCAPE
(stock=DEFAULT)
TGGA12> sho que/all a0_dj_gla/full
Server queue A0_DJ_GLA, idle, on TGGA12::, mounted form GBNA_A0_LANDSCAPE
(stock=DEFAULT)
/BASE_PRIORITY=4 /DEFAULT=(FEED,FORM=DEFAULT) /OWNER=[SYSTEM]
/PROCESSOR=TCPIP$LPD_SMB /PROTECTION=(S:M,O:D,G:R,W:S) /RETAIN=ERROR
TGGA12> sho que/form/full GBNA_A0_LANDSCAPE
Form name Number Description
--------- ------ -----------
GBNA_A0_LANDSCAPE (stock=DEFAULT)
12 GBNA_A0_LANDSCAPE
/LENGTH=66 /MARGIN=(BOTTOM=6) /PAGE_SETUP=(GBNA_A0_LANDSCAPE)
/SETUP=(SUPRESS_BLANK_PAGES) /STOCK=DEFAULT /TRUNCATE /WIDTH=132
TGGA12>
Print cap File
A0_TEST_GLA|a0_test_gla:\
:lf=/SYS$SPECIFIC/TCPIP$LPD/A0_TEST_GLA.LOG:\
:lp=A0_TEST_GLA:\
:ps=non_ps:\
:rm=HPPE641BB:\
:rp=raw:\
:sd=/SYS$SPECIFIC/TCPIP$LPD/A0_TEST_GL
A:\
:pa:

I have two different vms machines using the same settings as above and the same type of printer. One printer outputs in black & white (other users can print in colour on it with different apps) and another printer where the print submits to the queue but ends up with an error
711 GBNAPLOT GS022 383 Retained on error
%LBR-E-KEYNOTFND, key not found

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks

Jason
3 REPLIES
Karl Rohwedder
Honored Contributor

Re: Printer Not Outputting In Colour

The 'key not found' belongs to the setup module not found in the system default printer control library. You may specify a specific library for each queue with /LIBRARY or insert your setup modules into the default SYSDEVCTL.TLB.

regards Kalle
Jan van den Ende
Honored Contributor

Re: Printer Not Outputting In Colour

Gordon,

Your the real trouble is the LPD symbiont.
The LPD mechanism is only marginally compatible with VMS.

The way VMS queues operate is essentially:
- connect to printer
- send 1st (setup) module
- next; etc
- send body (1st file PRINTed)
- send page setup module(s)
- next file; etc
- send reset module(s)
- disconnect

The way LPD operates:
- treat each module as a separate file, ie, a separate printjob
- after each job, execute a printer reset.

Essentially, ONE VMS print job becomes MANY LPD jobs ( MANY = # of "files" printed + # of setup modukes + # of reset modules)

One way around this is to use TELNETSYM.
This essentially opens a TELNET session to the printer, tranfers any data int the printjob in this ONE session, and logs out.

Another way is to emulate the *UX or M$ way:
- use TELNETSYM as the "printer driver", printing to an LPD queue.

Prints in clolor of course have to result from some app that generates color-coded output files. Nothing special with the print queues.

hth

Proost.

Have one on me.

jpe
Don't rust yours pelled jacker to fine doll missed aches.
Willem Grooters
Honored Contributor

Re: Printer Not Outputting In Colour

Might DCPS solve the problem?
Willem Grooters
OpenVMS Developer & System Manager