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HP 8150 and large files

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autret
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HP 8150 and large files

In Digital Unix, when I try to print a large file (more than 8 Megabytes) by the "lpr" command, I get the error message:
"copy file is too large".
What should I do to print these files?

Thanks
Bevet Breizh! (Long live Brittany!)
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autret
Valued Contributor

Re: HP 8150 and large files

I get that error when I try to print on a HP 8150 printer. When I try to print the same file on a Digital LN40 printer, its's OK. What do you think about that?
Thanks
Jean-Louis (France)
Bevet Breizh! (Long live Brittany!)
autret
Valued Contributor

Re: HP 8150 and large files

Is this forum the good one for this kind of questions?
Thanks
Bevet Breizh! (Long live Brittany!)
Charles Allen
Trusted Contributor

Re: HP 8150 and large files

Mostly windows users here...

Does this error show up on the printer screen (I doubt it)or in lpq?
autret
Valued Contributor

Re: HP 8150 and large files

In Unix. This is the command and the error message:
# lpr -PCDT-M-15 ~nyseb/xmarrcpt.lis.157019
lpr: /usr/users/syst/nyseb/xmarrcpt.lis.157019: copy file is too large
#
Bevet Breizh! (Long live Brittany!)
Charles Allen
Trusted Contributor

Re: HP 8150 and large files

That helps. I suggest you ask your question in the HP Unix forums here.
autret
Valued Contributor

Re: HP 8150 and large files

So did I.
Thanks
Jean-Louis
Bevet Breizh! (Long live Brittany!)
petr jaeger
Honored Contributor

Re: HP 8150 and large files

it must be your unix configuration problem. you can take the file and FTP it to the printer IP address - you'll see that it works fine. Check the JD firmware version, it may need to be upgraded

good luck
petr
autret
Valued Contributor

Re: HP 8150 and large files

On my "EIO1 Jetdirect Page", I read:
model number: J4169A
version: L.022.09
Does the firmware need to be upgraded?

Thanks
Jean-Louis
Bevet Breizh! (Long live Brittany!)
autret
Valued Contributor

Re: HP 8150 and large files

When I take the file and FTP it to the printer IP address, it works fine. But we'd like to have a solution by "lpr".
Thanks
Jean-Louis
Bevet Breizh! (Long live Brittany!)
Charles Allen
Trusted Contributor

Re: HP 8150 and large files

There may be a newer one, but my 8150 firmware is: 20020311

And the jetdirect firmware is:
JetDirect Model: J4169A
JetDirect Firmware Version: L.22.09,CIDATE 01/17/2002

Yes, there are two different flashable firmwares for this printer.

How big is this file, anyway?
autret
Valued Contributor

Re: HP 8150 and large files

It's a Postscript file of 8.9 Mbytes:
sgsiosfd> ls -l ~nyseb/xmarrcpt.lis.157019
-rw-r--r-- 1 nyseb zxmp 8994399 Sep 19 13:09 /usr/users/syst/nyseb/xmar
rcpt.lis.157019
sgsiosfd> file ~nyseb/xmarrcpt.lis.157019
/usr/users/syst/nyseb/xmarrcpt.lis.157019: PostScript (v1.0) text
Bevet Breizh! (Long live Brittany!)
Olav Kolbu
Occasional Advisor
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Re: HP 8150 and large files

Hi

Have you set up your spooling system so that it sends it straight to the 8150, or does it first spool the job to to disk (say to /var/spool/lpd)? If it's the latter, than that area might be full. Either make sure more space is available or try printing with 'lpr -s yourfile'. The -s will attempt to create a symlink from your file to the spooling area, instead of copying the file. A few caveats like do not remove the file before it has printed applies, see 'man lpr'.

OK
autret
Valued Contributor

Re: HP 8150 and large files

With 'lpr -s myfile', it's OK. Bravo, Olav!

Jean-Louis
Bevet Breizh! (Long live Brittany!)