Typically, spooling is guided by a file named lpsrvr in /etc/config
which defines the behavior of “logical printers”. If you print using “lp
-P txt filetobeprinted” the lines following “[txt]” in the active lpsrvr
file determine the spooler behavior.
The pr program is explained in the qnx documentation. The lps program is
not but you can get help by typing “use lps” at the prompt. The lps
program is what is converting the lines into postscript.
You can send direct text by using the default logical printer “ps” which
was intended to send files already in postscript to a postscript
Dixie Sams wrote:
Well, for something that is easy it is not. We have a QNX4 OS with a HP
810 printer. We have worked off and on this afternoon trying to get a
print spooler to work on this device. So far no luck.
It seems that no mattr what we do we generate Post script prints. We
have a simple environment. But, all of the examples we have located are
for Post script printer. Why is that??? Does everyone in the QNX world
have Post script printers???
Can anyone cut through the smoke and explain how to set this up.
One computer running QNX4.25 and one HP 810 printer.