Wed Dec 27 08:13:53 PST 1995
If you are attaching a printer to a parallel port, then you
do NOT want to get status back. On SunOS 4.1.3, as well as
Solaris 2.4 and 2.5, you may get a system panic, as the parallel
port driver has a bug in it.
To prevent the filter from requesting status information, you need
to use the printcap entry:
You can also simply open the printer and send files to it, with no filters...
i.e. - :lp=/dev/tty:
This appears to work reliably as long as your printer handles the \n and \r
conversions correctly. See the 'lpf' filter in the TESTSUPPORT directory
for a simple filter that can be used to do conversion if you need one.
If you have a parallel printer attached to a network print server, then
appears to work reliably.