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Parallel Port Printing?

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The Question is:

I am trying to connect a standalone XP900 running OpenVMS7.2.1 to a HP Laserjet
 4000 printer using the parallel port (I know the wizard does not approve of
 the parallel port!) as follows, with the VMS responses as shown:
%SYSTEM-W-NOSUCHDEV, no such device available
Batch queue SYS$BATCH, idle, on EXIT::
Printer queue SYS$PRINT, stopped, on EXIT::, mounted form DEFAULT
$ sh dev lra0: /full
Printer LRA0:, device type LP11, is online, record-oriented device, carriage
    control, device is spooled through an intermediate device.
    Error count                    0    Operations completed                  2
    Owner process                 ""    Owner UIC                      [SYSTEM]
    Owner process ID        00000000    Dev Prot              S:RWPL,O:RWPL,G,W
    Reference count                0    Default buffer size                 132
    Page width                   132    Page Length                          66
    Carriage_return     Formfeed        Uppercase
    No Passall          No Wrap         No Printall
    No Fallback         No Tab          No Truncate
    No Sixels           No Bitmapped            Polled
    Intermediate device: DKA0:
    Associated queue:    SYS$PRINT
Any help would be appreciated (including connecting using the serial or
 network) connectors.
Pete Hancock

The Answer is :

  If you wish to persist in an approach the OpenVMS Wizard considers
  verging on folly -- and wish not to use what the OpenVMS Wizard
  believes is the most simple, effective, and flexible connections,
  HP JetDirect or other internal or external printer NIC -- please
  first apply the available mandatory OpenVMS ECO kits.
  Please also see the existing discussions of polling and parallel port
  communications.  Topics include (7171) and (5031).
  The OpenVMS Wizard would encourage use of the HP JetDirect (or other
  similar printer NIC) and network access to this and other parallel
  printers.  Internal, external, and wireless versions are available.
  Please see topics (8252) and others.
  Please also examine the command syntax used around the print queue
  initialization, as the OpenVMS Wizard would expect a command such
  as the following:
  Or similar.  Details on print queue initialization are included
  in the OpenVMS System Manager's Essentials Manual.
  For network connections, please see the TCP/IP Services manual
  for details on configuring LPR/LPD or the Telnet print symbiont,
  and please see topic (1020) for the IP printing-related discussions
  and discussion pointers here in the Ask The Wizard area.

answer written or last revised on ( 13-JAN-2003 )

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