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lprsetup.dat(4)						      lprsetup.dat(4)



NAME

  lprsetup.dat,	lbin - Printer configuration files

SYNOPSIS

       known:\
	   :PD=\n\
       device...device\n\
       .
       .
       .
       #
       # comment
       device_id:\
	 : printcap_symbol:\
       .
       .
       .
       printer description\n\n>>

DESCRIPTION

  The lprsetup.dat file	contains configuration data for	all printers sup-
  ported by Tru64 UNIX that have special options such as duplex	printing.
  Although it is possible to configure most serial printers to provide basic
  text output by using the default printer settings, the configuration files
  enable you to	use special printer options such as support for	PostScript
  printing. They also enable you to access hardware features such as alter-
  nate feed and	destination trays. (Parallel printing is not supported).

  You use the PrintConfig graphical interface, the lprsetup program or the
  SysMan utilities to configure	printers. When you run one of these confi-
  guration programs, you are prompted to enter the name	of a configuration
  data set for the printer that	you want to install. The configuration pro-
  gram then reads the data set for the specified printer and adds it to	the
  /etc/printcap	file.

  The /etc/printcap file contains the runtime printer configuration record.
  For example, the /usr/lbin directory contains	the filter files required for
  the printer.	The printer configuration data set specifies a path to the
  appropriate filter and this path is set as a printcap	flag during printer
  installation and configuration.

  You should not modify	the lprsetup.dat file. It is a system-owned file that
  is updated regularly with new	printer	data sets during each release of the
  operating system. If you modify this file manually, it might not update
  correctly during subsequent update installation procedures.

  The lprsetup.dat file	contains the following fields:

  known	  A list of all	known devices that are defined in this file.

  PD=	  A short description of the printer.

  device_id
	  The string that identifies the device, from the tables that follow.
	  This is usually similar to the name of the printer on	the casing,
	  such as ln17ps

  printcap_symbol
	  A list of flags used to set printer characteristics in the
	  /etc/printcap	file. The entry	for each printer contains a number of
	   printcap_flag fields. Refer to printcap(4) for a description	of
	  the printcap symbols.

  printer description
	  One or more lines of text that provide a brief description of	the
	  device and its capabilities.

  The data sets	are listed in the following tables, organized by printer
  type.	The abbreviations used in the tables are defined as follows:

  A4  Supports ISO A4 paper size

  cpi Characters per inch

  DM  Dot-matrix printer

  IBMP
      IBM Proprinter

  L2  Level 2, a version of PostScript

  L3  Level 3, a version of PostScript

  LM  Line-matrix printer

  lpm Output in	lines per minute

  NW  Network printer

  ppm Output in	pages per minute

  PS  PostScript page description language (PDL)

  The following	table provides a list of legacy	DEC printers that currently
  have a supported print configuration:

  DEC Identifier   Description
  DEClaser1100	   DEClaser 1100 or LN07 is a 300 DPI laser printer
  DEClaser2100	   DEClaser 2100 or LN05 is a 300 DPI laser printer
  DEClaser2150

		   DEClaser 2150 or LN05R is a 300 DPI PS laser
		   printer
  DEClaser2200	   DEClaser 2200 or LN06 is a 300 DPI laser printer
  DEClaser2250

		   DEClaser 2250 or LN06R is a 300 DPI PS laser
		   printer
  DEClaser2300

		   DEClaser 2300 or LN05JA is a	Japanese laser
		   printer
  DEClaser2400

		   DEClaser 2400 or LN10JA is a	Japanese laser
		   printer
  DEClaser3200

		   DEClaser 3200 or LN08 is a 300 DPI duplex laser
		   printer
  DEClaser3250

		   DEClaser 3250 or LN08R is a 300 DPI PS laser
		   printer
  DEClaser3500

		   DEClaser 3500 or LN14 is a 600 DPI PS laser
		   printer


  The following	table provides a list of recent	line and laser printer
  models:




			      Description

  la, lf, lg, lj, and ln
  Identifier
  la100

			      Letterwriter 100 is a wide carriage DM
			      printer/terminal
  la120			      DecWriter	III (LA120) is a DM printer
  la210			      LA210 Letterprinter is a DM printer
  la280			      LA280-J is a Japanese DM printer
  la30n			      LA30N companion printer is a 24 pin DM printer
  la30n_a4		      LA30N companion printer is a 24 pin DM printer
  la30w			      LA30W is a wide carriage DM printer
  la30w_a4		      LA30W is a wide carriage DM printer
  la324			      LA324 is a high-speed DM printer
  la380			      LA380-J is a Japanese graphic DM line printer
  la380cb		      LA380CB is a Chinese graphic DM line printer
  la380k		      LA380K is	a Korean graphic DM printer
  la400			      LA400 is a wide carriage 24 pin DM printer
  la424			      LA424 is a high-speed DM printer
  la450

			      LA450 is a high-speed DM printer supporting DEC
			      ANSI PPL 2 and IBMP XL24E
  la50			      LA50 is a	DM serial printer
  la600

			      LA600 is a wide carriage 24 pin 360x360 dpi DM
			      printer
  la70			      LA70 is a	DM printer
  la75			      LA75 is a	DM printer
  la84			      LA84-J is	a Japanese DM printer
  la86			      LA86-J is	a Japanese DM printer
  la88			      LA88-J is	a Japanese DM printer
  la88c			      LA88C is a Chinese DM printer
  la90			      LA90-J is	a Japanese DM printer
  lf01r

			      LF01R (Colormate PS) is a	color wax transfer
			      printer
  lg02			      LG02 is a	600 lpm	graphic	DM line	printer
  lg04plus		      LG04plus is a 475	lpm LM printer
  lg05plus		      LG05plus is a 500	lpm LM printer
  lg06			      LG06 is an 800 lpm high speed LM printer
  lg08plus		      LG08plus is an 800 lpm LM	printer
  lg09plus		      LG09plus is a 900	lpm LM printer
  lg12			      LG12 is a	1200 lpm high speed LM printer
  lg12plus		      LG12plus is a 1200 lpm LM	printer
  lg14plus		      LG14plus is a 1400 lpm LM	printer
  lg31			      LG31 is a	300 lpm	version	of the lg02
  lgl04plus		      LGL04plus	printer	is a 475 lpm LM	printer
  lgl05plus		      LGL05plus	printer	is a 500 lpm LM	printer
  lgl08plus		      LGL08plus	printer	is an 800 lpm LM printer
  lgl09plus		      LGL09plus	printer	is a 900 lpm LM	printer
  lj250			      LJ250 is a desktop color ink jet printer
  lj252			      LJ252 is a desktop color ink jet printer
  ln03			      LN03 is a	desktop	laser printer
  ln03ja		      LN03S-JA is a Japanese laser printer
  ln03r			      LN03R is a PS, laser printer
  ln03s			      LN03S is a tabletop, laser printer
  ln15			      LN15 is a	14 ppm PCL5e and PS L2 NW printer
  ln15_a4

			      LN15 is a	14 ppm PCL5e and PS L2 A4-format NW
			      printer
  ln16			      LN16 is a	17 ppm PCL6 NW printer
  ln17			      LN17 is a	17 ppm PCL5e NW	printer
  ln17_a4		      LN17 is a	17 ppm PCL5e A4-format NW printer
  ln17ps		      LN17ps is	a 17 ppm PCL5e and PS L2 NW printer


  ln17ps_a4

			      LN17ps is	a 17 ppm PCL5e and PS L2 A4-format NW
			      printer
  ln20			      LN20 is a	20 ppm PCL5e and PS L2 NW printer
  ln20_a4

			      LN20 is a	20 ppm PCL5e and PS L2 A4-format NW
			      printer
  ln32			      LN32 is a	32 ppm PCL5e and PS L3 NW printer
  ln40			      LN40 is a	40 ppm PCL5e and PS L2 NW printer
  ln40_a4

			      LN40 is a	40 ppm PCL5e and PS L2 A4-format NW
			      printer
  ln82r			      LN82R is a Japanese PS printer
  lnc02

			      LNC02 is a color PCL5E and PS L2 NW laser
			      printer
  lnc02_a4

			      LNC02 is a color PCL5E and PS L2 A4-format NW
			      printer

  The following	table provides a list of third-party printers that currently
  have a supported print configuration:

  Third-party Identifier   Description
  ep1050+		   Epson LQ-1050+ is a Thai 24-pin DM printer
  fx1050		   Epson FX-1050 is a tabletop printer
  fx80			   Epson FX-80 is a tabletop printer
  hp1120c		   HP DeskJet 1120C is a desktop inkjet	printer
  hp1120c_a4		   HP DeskJet 1120C using A4 paper
  hp4000tn

			   HP LaserJet 4000TN is a 17 ppm PCL6 and PS L2
			   NW printer
  hp4000tn_a4		   HP LaserJet 4000TN using A4 paper
  hp4050

			   HP LaserJet 4050 Series is a	17 ppm PCL5e/6 and
			   PS L2 NW printer
  hp5000

			   HP LaserJet 5000 Series is a	16 ppm PCL5e/6 and
			   PS L2 NW printer
  hp8000

			   HP LaserJet 8000 Series is a	24 ppm PCL5e/6 and
			   PS L2 NW printer
  hp4mplus

			   HP LaserJet 4M Plus is a 12ppm PCL5e	and PS L2
			   NW printer
  hp4mplus_a4		   HP LaserJet 4M Plus using A4	paper
  hp5simx

			   HP LaserJet 5SiMX is	a 24 ppm PCL5e and PS L2
			   NW printer
  hp5simx_a4		   HP LaserJet 5SiMX using A4 paper
  hp680c		   HP DeskJet 680c is a	color ink jet printer
  hp680c_a4		   HP DeskJet 680c using A4 paper
  hp6l			   HP LaserJet 6L is a 6 ppm PCL5e printer
  hp6l_a4		   HP LaserJet 6L using	A4 paper
  hpIIID		   HP Laserjet Model IIID is a laser printer
  hpIIIP		   HP Laserjet Model IIIP is a laser printer
  hpIIP			   HP Laserjet Model IIP is a laser printer
  hpIV			   HP Laserjet Model IV	is a laser printer
  HPLaserJet4LC		   PLC5	Simplified Chinese printer
  HPLaserJet4VC		   PLC5	Simplified Chinese printer
  ibmpro		   IBM Proprinter
  nec290		   NEC Silentwriter Model 290 is a printer

  The following	table provides a list of miscellaneous printers	that
  currently have a supported print configuration:

  Identifier	    Description
  clientps	    Advanced Server client PostScript printer
  clienttxt	    Advanced Server client text	printer
  cp382d

		    CP382-D is a Chinese printer controller for	DM
		    printers
  escp_A4_10cpi	    Generic Japanese ESC/P A4 10cpi printer
  escp_A4_12cpi	    Generic Japanese ESC/P A4 12cpi printer
  generic_ansi

		    ANSI type printers using 8.5 inch by 11 inch
		    paper
  generic_ansi_a4   ANSI type printers using A4	paper
  generic_text	    Text printers using	8.5 inch by 11 inch paper
  generic_text_a4   Text printers using	A4 paper
  ps_level1	    This entry is for PS level 1 printers
  ps_level2	    This entry is for PS level 2 printers
  remote

		    Any	printer	that is	connected to a remote sys-
		    tem
  unknown	    Used for any device	that is	not named here
  wwpsof	    Generic worldwide PS printer setup
  xf		    Generic pass-through printer setup

  Print	Filters


  Print	filters	are analogous to the printer drivers distributed with a
  printer on floppy diskette or	CD-ROM.	The filter files are located in	the
  /usr/lbin directory. The operating system ships with a number	of print
  filters which	support	the following types of printer:

    +  Current model Compaq printers such as lg31of.

    +  Legacy model Compaq printers such as ln08rof.

    +  Specific	third-party printers such as Epson and certain Hewlett-
       Packard laserjet	printers such as epsonof and hplaser4psof.

    +  Generic text (line) printers such as ansi_2of

    +  Local-language character	set printers are supported using internation-
       alized filters. Refer to	i18n_printing(5) for more information.

  This set of filters is constantly updated with each new release of the
  operating system. If you do not find a specific print	filter for your
  printer make and model in the	/usr/lbin directory, contact the manufacturer
  and request an appropriate print filter. The operating system	also supports
  the portable Adobe PostScript	Printer	Description (PPD) filters shipped
  with many makes and models of	printer. See ppdof(8) for more information.

EXAMPLES

  The following	example	provides a sample section from the lprsetup.dat	file:

       #+ ln17
       ln17:\
	    :br=9600:\
	    :fc=0177777:\
	    :fs=03:\
	    :if=/usr/lbin/pcfof	+Cln17.pcf:\
	    :of=/usr/lbin/pcfof	+Cln17.pcf:\
	    :xf=/usr/lbin/xf:\
	    :mx=0:\
	    :pl=66:\
	    :pw=80:\
	    :rw=on:\
	    :xc=0177777:\
	    :xs=044000:\
	    :PD=\n\
       The LN17	is a 17	page per minute	PCL5e network printer. The 600 x 600 dpi,\n\
       1200 x 600 dpi TrueRes enhanced 600dpi resolution\n\n:










FILES

  /etc/lprsetup.dat
      Location of the file


SEE ALSO

  Commands: lpd(8), lpr(1), lprsetup(8), and printconfig(8),

  Files: printcap(4), pcfof(8),	ppdof(8), and wwpsof(8)

  Misc:	i18n_printing(5)

  System Administration