SUMMARY: HP laserjet 4 on Solaris 2.5 system

From: Steve Watson {RDCS} x84756 (
Date: Wed Apr 03 1996 - 11:43:29 CST

 Previously I wrote:
> We recently upgraded a SunOS 4.1.3 system to Solaris 2.5
> and it had a hp laserjet4 (with postscript support) connected
> via the serial port.
> Currently if I set the printer personality to "postscript" it
> will print postscript files, with the proper queue set up. It was
> also print text files from another queue, but I must go in and
> modify the printer personality setting.
> What it does not do is automatically detect "postscript" and
> "text" files the print appropriately. There is instructions in the
> HP manual on how to edit the /usr/spool/lp/interface files for hp-ux
> to do this, but nothing for Sun....

 The solution was very simple and was identified by a couple of folks:
 All that was needed to do was to do was when adding the printer was to
 1.) Set the printer type to "HP printer"
 2.) Set the output type to "Postscript and Ascii"
 3.) Set the printer personality to "auto" - on control panel
 Thanks to all who responded:

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