After doing a few testing, i've managed to get my Netscape to print web
page. i'm using the solution suggested by Daniel J. Gregor Jr., who sent
me a shell script to filter the printout. There are also others who have
granted their helping hand and some suggested me to download jetadmin
software from HP web page.
Anyhow, i use this solution with my own reason which i think the
solution best suit to me and simple enough for me to understand.
However, i appreciate everyone of you who have made effort to reply to
me and shower me with lots of ideas. Thank you very much.
The solution is like this. i have got a filter file for postscript
printing, which makes use of a freeware called Ghostscript to get a
proper fonts and format for postscript. So, this filter file actually
works with Ghostscript in order to print web page from my Netscape.
There is also a filter description file to describe the printer type and
the location of the filter file basically. i've attached these two file
in this mail.
This is how i configure my system with the files. In my case, i put my
filter file "psfilter" in /usr/local/bin, which is described in the
description file under "Command". After that, i use
# lpfilter -f ps2laser -F ps2laser
to install the filter, where ps2laser is the filter description file.
# lpadmin -p <printername> -I PCL
to tell that the printer accept only PCL data.
And, in my netscape browser version 4.05, under File-->Print, at the
Print Command column, i put in '/usr/local/bin/psfilter|lp' This is to
use the filter to convert the output and pipe to the lp command to
i hope this can be understood. If anyone has any questions or could not
make it work, feel free to contact me and i will try my best to help.
i'm sorry that my question posted earlier on was not clear. i'm quite
fresh to solaris anyway. Thanks to all those who have reply. i
understand from the replies that Netscape for Unix sends postscript for
Thanks goes to:
Daniel J. Gregor Jr.
D. Stewart McLeod
FYI, the HP Laser 5P i'm using is not configure to accept any postscript
printing. Thus, i actually got 'garbage' (funny ascii sign, and text)
when i print web page directly from my Netscape browser.
However, i've donwloaded a free version of Ghostscript. i can print
postscript file fine from command line using the Ghostscript filter.
But, i do not know how to cofigure my Ghostscript to print web pages
from ym Netscape browser.
Perhaps, some of you may give me some guidelines on configuring my
Thanks a lot.
i'm running Solaris 2.6 with recommended patches on SS20 with 32MB
memory. The workstation is connected to the LAN where i can access to a
HP Laser 5P network printer.
My problem is whenever i try to print a web page directly from my SUN
workstation, i got all the garbage printed out. If i print the same page
using WIndows PC, it printed just fine. Both i use the 'Print' button on
my Netscape 4.05 browser. The print command i use is 'lp', on the
Solaris platform Netscape browser.
Can anyone tell me how can i print a proper web page directly from the
SS20? It is troublesome for me to go to the Win95 PC whenever i want to
print a web page.
Thanks in advance. i will summarize.
-- Regards, Derrick Lim CSA Penang email : firstname.lastname@example.org
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