How do I install the centronics printer

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kruse123

How do I install the centronics printer

Post by kruse123 » Mon Oct 20, 2003 8:56 am

How do I install the centronics printer?

I installed QNX6.2.1 NC without any problems.
When I want to print using the editor , there
is no way to select a printer. I can print to file.
-How to install a simple centronics printer?
-Where do I find a QNX 6.21.USER’S manual
(not programming manual) on the web?

Thanks

Steve Reid

Re: How do I install the centronics printer

Post by Steve Reid » Mon Oct 20, 2003 1:05 pm

kruse123 <h.kruse2@freenet.de> wrote:
: How do I install the centronics printer?

: I installed QNX6.2.1 NC without any problems.
: When I want to print using the editor , there
: is no way to select a printer. I can print to file.
: -How to install a simple centronics printer?
: -Where do I find a QNX 6.21.USER'S manual
: (not programming manual) on the web?

There's an incomplete System Administration guide on our website at:

http://www.qnx.com/developer/docs/qnx_6 ... index.html

It includes a chapter on printing that you might find useful. We're
currently working on completing this manual; it's becoming the Neutrino
User's Guide, and will be included with 6.3. If you have any comments on
the existing doc, or suggestions for the new one, please post them in one
of the newsgroups.

------------------------------------------
Steve Reid stever@qnx.com
TechPubs (Technical Publications)
QNX Software Systems
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Bill Caroselli

Re: How do I install the centronics printer

Post by Bill Caroselli » Mon Oct 20, 2003 1:16 pm

Steve Reid <stever@qnx.com> wrote:
SR > kruse123 <h.kruse2@freenet.de> wrote:
SR > : How do I install the centronics printer?

SR > : I installed QNX6.2.1 NC without any problems.
SR > : When I want to print using the editor , there
SR > : is no way to select a printer. I can print to file.
SR > : -How to install a simple centronics printer?
SR > : -Where do I find a QNX 6.21.USER'S manual
SR > : (not programming manual) on the web?

SR > There's an incomplete System Administration guide on our website at:

SR > http://www.qnx.com/developer/docs/qnx_6 ... index.html

SR > It includes a chapter on printing that you might find useful. We're
SR > currently working on completing this manual; it's becoming the Neutrino
SR > User's Guide, and will be included with 6.3. If you have any comments on
SR > the existing doc, or suggestions for the new one, please post them in one
SR > of the newsgroups.

At the lowest level (centronics) printing is done by devc-par. Is this
running? Try "pidin -pdevc-par". This should cause there to appear a
/dev/par when you do a "ls /dev"

The next layer up depends on if your in photon of just printing from
text mode. In photon you'll want the photon spooler running. Again,
try "pidin -p spooler". If it is NOT running you can _usually_ just
start it by running "spooler -d /dev/par". It _should_ autodetect what
kind of printer is actually connected. You can confirm this by running
"prjobs". It should show your printer under "Printers". If it does
not, then start checking out the Helpviewer pages under "spooler".
You'll have to start adding command line options to spooler.

Good luck.

kruse123

Re: How do I install the centronics printer

Post by kruse123 » Tue Oct 21, 2003 12:55 pm

Steve Reid wrote:
kruse123 <h.kruse2@freenet.de> wrote:
: How do I install the centronics printer?

: I installed QNX6.2.1 NC without any problems.
: When I want to print using the editor , there
: is no way to select a printer. I can print to file.
: -How to install a simple centronics printer?
: -Where do I find a QNX 6.21.USER'S manual
: (not programming manual) on the web?

There's an incomplete System Administration guide on our website at:

http://www.qnx.com/developer/docs/qnx_6 ... index.html

It includes a chapter on printing that you might find useful. We're
currently working on completing this manual; it's becoming the Neutrino
User's Guide, and will be included with 6.3. If you have any comments on
the existing doc, or suggestions for the new one, please post them in one
of the newsgroups.

------------------------------------------
Steve Reid stever@qnx.com
TechPubs (Technical Publications)
QNX Software Systems
------------------------------------------
Hello Steve,

thank you for your answer, but the link:
is "empty".

If possible please email this userguide to " h.kruse2@freenet.de "

Regards

Kruse

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