Post by Simon Clubley Post by Simon Clubley Post by Jan-Erik SÃ¶derholm
$ show que PRSEHSQ190
Printer queue PRSEHSQ190, idle, on HV06::"IP_LPD/10.32.141.190", mounted
form DEF_CHAR_SW (stock=DEFAULT)
So if the /PARAMETERS=DATA_TYPE=POSTSCRIPT, how to include that
in this setup?
You can't (at least not directly).
Interesting. It looks like I am completely wrong about this. Sorry.
When I saw the LPD reference, I didn't realise it was now a part of DCPS
until I read the original message. (It's been a number of years since
I used DCPS and LPD was something different back then).
If it works the same way as the DCPS port 9100 printers I used back in
those days, you will be able to alter the DCPS startup command procedure
to include that option on the queue as a default option (which can be
overridden with a specific print command if required).
Sorry for the initial bad advice.
Post by Simon Clubley
However, if the "force Postscript mode" commands are purely from VMS
to the printer without needing to process any responses from the
printer, you _may_ be able to send the same commands using a device
control library for your form above.
See define/form/setup to get started.
I've used them in the past and they worked well for the various
types of printer devices I encountered back then.
Is it possible to switch to using DCPS instead of LPD ?
No problem. LPD is just a way to get some data over to the printer.
You can do that using a native LPD printer symbiont, or anything else
(like DCPS) can use that protocol. The difference is mainly that port
515 is used for LPD and 9100 for "raw" printout. Maybe some different
handshaking going on...
Now, our printouts works just fine on a similar Zerox Phaser 3250,
so it might be some small differences in how the printer firmware
detects different printer languages. In this case (a slightly cheaper
printer than the Phaser), it doesn't detect the PS code and simply
prints out 40 pages of PS code instead...
We might set this printer to not use DCPS and print the raw text
instead. It is just plain ASCII with no control characters (apart
from the <CR><LF> for each line) pr other printer commands...
But thanks anyway!