Postscript Printing Problems.

Stephen F. Bosch stephen at
Sun May 21 20:33:45 GMT 2000

Chris Hardy wrote:
> I've searched both the archives and dejanews, to no avail.  I'm trying
> to get a hp 4mp (PostScript) print out sane output.  I've got a old
> machine running Red Hat Linux, hooked up to the 4MP.  The printcap
> prints up postscript just fine.  I make the printer a share, tell it
> that the printer is postscript, then go to the win98 box, choose the HP
> 4MP driver and try printing and get goobly gook.  Any ideas? Have I
> missed something?

Let me be so bold:

You've selected the standard 4MP driver, which is *not* a PostScript
driver but an HP PCL driver. The printer is printing exactly what you're
sending it, which is gobbledy-gook.

If you have an HP 4MP Postscript driver, then use that one; otherwise,
any standard PostScript driver will do.

Good luck, and let me know how it goes.


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