The Question is:
OpenVMS Alpha 7.2-1
I am running DEC Print Supervisor (DCPS) version 1.7 on this system. I am
using raw tcp in defining my print queues. I originaly printed to a DEC LNC02
printer, which did not require a DCPS-Open license because it was not a third
I recently replaced the printer with an HP 2280 printer and can no longer
print because DCPS is considering the HP a third party printer.
Now that HP has acquired Compaq, who previously acquired DEC, is an HP printer
still considered third party?
Is there any way to get my current version of DCPS to play nicely with my HP
printer, short of purchasing a DCPS-Open license?
The Answer is :
Please upgrade to a more recent version of DECprint Supervisor (DCPS),
as both support and licensing have changed in more recent releases --
as of this writing, DCPS V2.3 is the current release. (You will want
to consider an OpenVMS Alpha upgrade, as well.)
You will also want to confirm that the particular HP printer is
supported -- in general, current printers and new printers going
forward are supported, and specific older HP printers are also
supported. The DCPS Software Product Description (SPD) -- the
OpenVMS FAQ has pointers to the SPDs -- has details on support.