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change output bin setting for Laserjet 4350 on HPUX driver

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John Jimenez
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change output bin setting for Laserjet 4350 on HPUX driver

I need to configure JetDirect driver on HPUX. the default is to send it to the output bin on top, but I need it to go to a seperate bin on the back.
I believe I need to change a file in var/spool/lp/interface/model.orig directory. I can see the following two. Not 100% sure, but I think this is what I might need to change. If so can anyone suggest what needs to be modified?

outb="def" #output bin #
outbstring="OPTIONALOUTBIN" #not used
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Bill Hassell
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Re: change output bin setting for Laserjet 4350 on HPUX driver

Start by reading the man page for net_ljx000 -- the options are the same for most of the LaserJet family. Print some test pages using the -obin1 as in:

lp -dlj4350 -obin2 /etc/fstab

Try -obin3 or -orearbin. Once you find the correct option, change the default value for outb="def" to the desired value such as outb="bin3". NOTE: this forces all printing to use this bin. Users can override the new default by using the -obin option when they print.


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John Jimenez
Super Advisor

Re: change output bin setting for Laserjet 4350 on HPUX driver

Thank you Bill. It still did not work. No matter what I put it still came out the top bin. But I am going to assign 10 points because I did not realize that there was a man page for net_lj4350 and for your suggestions.

Whats funny is man page shows a topbin and leftbin, but no rearbin. but everything still gets sent to topbin no matter.

I also looked at the Pitney Bowes intercepter driver Window proterties that is able print to this bin, so see if it might give me a clue. But no luck.

Thanks again for your help.
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John Jimenez
Super Advisor

Re: change output bin setting for Laserjet 4350 on HPUX driver

The man page for this 4350 did not give me much info:

bin1/topbin, bin2/rearbin Output pages to specified bin. By default, the bin1 option (face-down) is valid srbb<#> Set the starting page number to recover or print the specified page.

But the man page for a different 4200 printer might have shed some light.

Output pages to specified bin. By default, the bin1 option (face-down) is valid, bin2 is the faceup bin and bin3 through bin10 are optional external output bins. The bin3 is the face-up bin if bin2 is not available.The bin2 option is valid only when mailbox bin is attached with printer.

on that printer it mentions a mailbox bin needs to be attached. maybe this applies to the 4350 too.
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John Jimenez
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Re: change output bin setting for Laserjet 4350 on HPUX driver

Read manual on 4200 here and it says that bin needs to be opened not closed. But when I open everything will just go to the rear bin. It does not even matter if I specify bin1 or bin2 everything will go there.

I suppose that is true for the 4350 at off-stie. I will be going there later this afternoon to test.
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