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LPRng: RESOURCES – PostScript, Epson, HP, Xerox, PPD, etc

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/09/28

When writing Some links on PostScript books and online content, back from the days, I archived [Wayback] Index of /RESOURCES from the site hosting the [Wayback/Archive.is] LPRng Web Page (see also LPRng on Wikipedia):

The LPRng software is an enhanced, extended, and portable implementation of the Berkeley LPR print spooler functionality. While providing the same interface and meeting RFC1179 requirements, the implementation is completely new and provides support for the following features: lightweight (no databases needed) lpr, lpc, and lprm programs; dynamic redirection of print queues; automatic job holding; highly verbose diagnostics; multiple printers serving a single queue; client programs do not need to run SUID root; greatly enhanced security checks; and a greatly improved permission and authorization mechanism.

The source software compiles and runs on a wide variety of UNIX systems, and is compatible with other print spoolers and network printers that use the LPR interface and meet RFC1179 requirements.

Subdirectories (the PPD one goes one level deeper with both files and directories; XEROX just has a subdirectory with one file):

–jeroen

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How to downgrade firmware on HP OfficeJet Pro 8610 to allow using old or refilled cartridges – Brozkeff’s lala-land

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/09/20

Source: How to downgrade firmware on HP OfficeJet Pro 8610 to allow using old or refilled cartridges – Brozkeff’s lala-land

via:

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Setting the language of HP Solution Center needs a full uninstall/install cycle *and* the non-Unicode Windows Language to be set

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/08/12

I can imagine why some people hate the HP Solution Center software: it’s a dork on the language front and not even Unicode-aware.

You cannot set the language form inside it. The language is fixed at install time. You’d think it would take the users language settings for that. But it doesn’t: it takes the users non-Unicode language setting for it. Which – of course – you cannot find when searching in the control panel for Language (or Dutch Taal) you get there by searching for Region (or Dutch Regio).

This succeeds:

Nederlands (Nederland)

Nederlands (Nederland)

 

It fails when it is set to:

Engels (Verenigde Staten)

Engels (Verenigde Staten)

–jeroen

Posted in HP Printer Drivers, Power User, Printer drivers, Windows, Windows 10 | 2 Comments »

HP Color LaserJet 9500HDN and stock Windows 8.1 x64 drivers: PCL XL error Warning: IllegalMediaSource – via: Server Fault

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/06/20

HP Printers, PCL6 and drivers are always a fight to get right.

In this case the Microsoft stock Windows 8.1 x64 drivers always result in my HP LaserJet 9500 HDN printing a page like this from the same tray the last print job ran:

PCL XL error

        Warning: IllegalMediaSource

I’ve seen similar results with other Windows, printer and driver combinations (not limited to Microsoft drivers, but always PCL related), but never knew the solution.

Reading the answer, I totally recognise it: always some form of PCL6 driver was involved, and switching to PostScript solved it.

Note that there are three varieties of the HP Universal Print Driver for Windows:

  • PCL5
  • PCL6
  • PostScript

So now I know to always install the first and the last (:

–jeroen

via: windows xp – PCL XL error Warning: IllegalMediaSource – Server Fault.

Posted in HP Printer Drivers, Power User, Printer drivers, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Vista, Windows XP | Leave a Comment »

HP CLJ9500 Service Menu Pin Codes

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/01/15

For my own memory in case I need to do CLJ9500 maintenance:

  • Model: Color LaserJet 9500 / 9500 mfp
  • Service Menu PIN code: 04950003

–jeroen

via: Service Menu Pin Codes.

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