Postscript Printing Problems.

James Nord nord at
Wed May 24 14:23:09 GMT 2000

Ahh that one :-)

The defauklt in Postscript for this driver is to prepernd and append a
ctrl-D character.
This confuses the Filter.

Also the Driver sends a PCL job control header  before the postscript -
this also confuses the filter.

The Filter then doesn't recognise this so sends the job to the printer
as text - hence the output you see.

You can (in NT4) control these options I think you also can on 98.
Or upgrade the Linux print filter.

Good luck,


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?
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