PSfilter Setup for System V Release 4 ===================================== 1. Overview 2. dumb_int.sh 3. Running install.sh 4. PSfilter Parameters and Options 5. PSfilter Direct Printing 6. Troubleshooting ============================================================== 1. OVERVIEW ============================================================== PSfilter is a proprietary printing protocol that provides the user with many print options, while allowing use of the standard lp printing subsystem. To use the PSfilter program, you must have a C compiler on the host so that psfilter.c can be compiled to an executable file. Install.sh is provided to compile PSfilter and install printers to use PSfilter. Once PSfilter is compiled and installed, it is executed by the printer's interface script whenever a job is printed. PSfilter will then send the job to the Print Server, applying any options which have been set. The supplied dumb_int.sh is the recommended printer interface script. * For more details on dumb_int.sh, see the following section DUMB_INT.SH * To compile and install PSfilter, run the supplied INSTALL.SH program. This program will create the desired system printer objects. Print jobs will then be routed through PSfilter to the Print Server's printers. See USING INSTALL.SH for more information. * Refer to PSfilter PARAMETERS & OPTIONS for details of using PSfilter to set print job parameters. This should only be necessary if you wish to modify the printer interface script file. * To test PSfilter, print a file directly to the Print Server, ignoring the system printing process. See PSfilter DIRECT PRINTING for more information. * To print normally (through PSfilter), use the normal system printing commands, such as lp. * Note that is it not necessary to define LOGICAL PRINTERS on the Print Server, and it fact PSfilter cannot send jobs to a logical printer, but only to a physical port. * Refer to the TROUBLESHOOTING section if you have any problems ================================================================ 2. DUMB_INT.SH ================================================================ The supplied file dumb_int.sh is the recommended printer interface script. When install.sh is run (see next section), you will be asked if you want to use this script. It is recommended that you do use this script. Dumb_int.sh provides 2 options, as follows: nb No Banner. If specified, no banner page is printed. nfb No File Break. If specified, no form feed is sent after the print job. These options are specified with the lp -o switch. e.g. lp -dEpsonFX -o nfb part1 lp -dEpsonFX -o nb part2 Where the printer is named "EpsonFX" and the files are "part1" and "part2". ================================================================ 3. RUNNING INSTALL.SH ================================================================ Overview ======== Install.sh needs to be run for each printer you wish to create. Install.sh will prepare your system for printing using PSfilter by: * Obtaining the necessary information from you to create a new printer. * Compiling PSfilter if it is not already compiled. * Invoking lpadmin to create the necessary printer. * Modifying the printer interface script so that PSfilter is invoked, with the necessary options, for each print job sent to this printer. There are 2 methods of running install.sh - Quickset and Interactive. Quickset Method =============== 1. Copy files Insert the TCP/IP Support CD in your CD-ROM drive and use the Unix program tar to copy all of the files to the desired directory. 2. Execute install.sh with the following command. ./install.sh printer_name PS_NAME pn=#\ im=IF_script port=r_port d=n text Printer_name Name of the printer to be created. PS_NAME Name of the Print Server, as entered in \etc\hosts pn=# # is the port number on the Print Server used by this printer. Use 1 to 3 as appropriate. Im=IF_script If you don't want to use the dumb_int.sh interface provided with the Print Server, then IF_SCRIPT is the full pathname of the printer interface file. Dumb_int.sh is the recommended interface script. port=r_port r_port is the port to be used for redirection, if pn is busy. Valid values are 1, 2, 3, (parallel ports) or S (serial port) as appropriate. d=n n is the number of minutes allowed before the print job is aborted due to printer faults. If n is -1, the print job will not be aborted. Not specifying this option will cause the default value -1 to be used. text If provided, this parameter causes each LF to be converted to CR+LF Interactive Method ================== 1. Copy files Insert the TCP/IP Support CD in your CD-ROM drive and use the Unix program tar to copy all of the files to the desired directory. 2. Execute install.sh with the following command. ./install.sh 3. The install.sh program will ask you to input the following information: Model Select your Print Server model from the menu UNIX system Select your system from the menu. Printer name Enter the name for the printer you wish to create. The name will be used by the lp print sub-system Host Name The Print Server name as entered in /etc/hosts PSfilter path The directory to which you copied the files from the floppy. Port Port on the Print Server to which the printer is connected. Enter 1, 2, or 3 to indicate the port. 3 means either the serial port or parallel port 3, depending on which is fitted. Re-routing? If, yes, print jobs for this printer will be switched to another port if the printer is busy. Routing port The port to which print jobs will be re-routed if pn is bush. Select from the menu. Pre-string String to send before a print job. This string must be text only - no control characters. To use control characters, you must use headfile. Post-string String to send after a print job. This string must be text only - no control characters. To use control characters, you must use tailfile. Headfile File to be sent before a print job. The file can contain control characters. Enter the full pathname. Tailfile File to be sent before a print job. The file can contain control characters. Enter the full pathname. Delay Delay time in minutes before the print job aborts after a printer fault. A value of -1 means do not abort. Convert CR If YES, CR are converted to CR+LF. dumb_int.sh? Dumb_int.sh is provided with the Print Server, and is the recommended printer interface script. Enter y or n. Path Path to dumb_int.sh, if "Yes" to above. Model Model interface script to be used instead of dumb_int.sh. (If "No" to using dumb_int.sh) =============================================================== 4. PSFILTER PARAMETERS & OPTIONS =============================================================== PSfilter should not be executed directly, because this bypasses the lp spooler mechanism. However, if you wish to change the printer settings, go to the printer's interface script file, find the line which sets a value to PMFILTER_CMD (i.e. PMFILTER_CMD= ) and modify the PSfilter command. Use the following syntax: ( Do NOT enter the  ) PSfilter -D[PS_NAME] [Options] Where [PS_NAME] is the name of the Print Server and the [Options] are chosen from the following list. OPTIONS ======= -P Selected print port is parallel port 2. -o3 Selected print port is parallel port 3. -S Selected print port is serial port. -T Text mode. LF will be converted to CR + LF. -a [AP] Send the print job to AP (Another Port) if the selected printer is busy. AP can have the following values: serial serial port para1 parallel port 1 para2 parallel port 2 all any of these ports. -b If the network traffic is very heavy, PSfilter will retry more times and wait twice as long as usual before the print job is aborted. -d[n] The number of minutes allowed before the print job is aborted due to printer faults. If n is -1, the print job will NOT be aborted and PSfilter will continue to wait for the printer fault to recover. The default is -1. -h[head_file] Send head_file before the print job to initialize the printer. Head_file must be specified with a full path. -p[string] Send string before the print job to initialize the printer. -s[string] Send string after the print job to reset the printer. -t[tail_file] Send tail_file after the print job to reset the printer. Tail_file must be specified with a full path. Note:Default Port The default print port is parallel port 1. This will be used if no port is specified. Note:Prefix Strings The string should be placed in single or double quotes. A string may only contain printable characters; control characters are NOT allowed. To use control characters, the -h<head_file> or - t<tail_file> options must be used. Example: ======= PSfilter -DMarketing -S -T -p"This is a prefix string" This example would make PSfilter reroute the printing job to the serial port of the Print Server, "Marketing", with the pre- string "This is a prefix string" and convert all LF codes into LF+CR codes. ================================================================ 5. PSFILTER DIRECT PRINTING ================================================================ PSfilter Direct Printing means invoking the PSfilter program directly, bypassing the lp printing sub-system. This means no queue is used, so direct printing should only be used to test that PSfilter is working properly. Syntax ( Do NOT enter the [ ] ) ====== PSfilter -D[PS_name] [options] < [filename]& Where [PS_name] is the name of the Print Server, as entered in the /etc hosts file [options] are as described in PSfilter PARAMETERS & OPTIONS above. If no options are specified, the defaults are used. (For example, parallel port 1 is used.) [filename] is the file to be printed. If the command fails, check for an error log file (PSErrLogXXXXX) in the /tmp directory. ================================================================ 6. TROUBLE SHOOTING ================================================================ Problem 1 -------- When the interface program detects that the printer device is not a printer, a printer error message appears on the screen. Solution 1 ---------- Mark out all stty commands in the interface script. Problem 2 --------- Jobs do not print Solution 2 ---------- * Check the Printer Interface Script. Make sure that the printer interface script contains the correct lines to call PSfilter. See Modifying the System V Printer Interface Script in Chapter 4 for the file name of the printer interface script. * Run the Printer Interface Script directly. The Printer Interface Script has the same name as the printer, as is usually in the directory: lp/usr/spool/lp/interface It can be run with the command: ./printer_name Job_ID user_name title 1 "" file_name Where: printer_name The printer interface script associated with the printer. Job _ID Any string. It will be printed on the banner page. user_name Any string. It will be printed on the banner page. title The title to be printed on the banner page. 1 Specifies the number of copies to be printed. "" Options - No options. file_name The file to be printed. If there still is no output, add another printer to the UNIX system using as dumb_int.sh (shipped with Print Server) as the interface script and try again.Download Driver Pack
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