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Print Queue: Print to HP from VAXstation

The Question is:

Is there any way I can print to an HP LaserJet III from
a VAXstation 4000?  On the VAX, we're using tta3.  What
device_type should it be configured for?  Is there any
special software we need to do this?  The LaserJet does
not support PostScript.  Any help would be greatly
appreciated - even if you could point me in the right
direction on where to look in the documentation.  Thanks

The Answer is:

    	The port you need is TTA2.  You need to configure the printer to do
    XON/XOFF flow control.  On the VAX you should set the line to have
    /TTSYNCH, and /PASTHRU (note the spelling) also set the with to the
    maximum legal value as well as the page length and /DEV=unknown.  You
    will need something to generate PCL if you want to output charts and
    graphs.  For plain ASCII text you should not need anything else.

    	I you have the DECprint Supervisor software and documentation it
    may have some more details on hooking up HP printers.