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RE: Local printer access question..
- From: "Hannu E K Nevalainen \(garbage mail\)" <garbage_collector at telia dot com>
- To: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2003 21:32:55 +0200
- Subject: RE: Local printer access question..
> From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf
> Of Igor Pechtchanski
> On Sun, 27 Jul 2003, Ishwar Rattan wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I am using cygwin (dll 1.3.22) under Windows 2K Pro.
> > An attempt to use lpr results in:
> > lpr: can't open 'prn' for writing
> > lpr: The printer name is invalid
> > Is there a way to access the printer (Deskjet 694C on parallel port)??
> > Thanks in advance.
> > -ishwar
> If your Windows printer name is "Deskjet 694C", try 'lpr -P "Deskjet
> 694C"'. You can also 'export PRINTER="Deskjet 694C"'.
I wish it was that easy... I have a "Deskjet 720C" which should be about
the same thing as the one above. I've tried all of the possible ways
described in "man lpr".
All I get is a document showing up "Start > Settings > Printers > HP720C"
indicating that it is printing. The printer itself does nothing.
This seems not be cygwin failing but windows or the driver - as the
is the same from "cmd.exe" using "PRINT /D:<all possibilities tried>"
/Hannu E K Nevalainen, B.Sc EE/Microcomputer systems, 59?14'N, 17?12'E.
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