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No luck w/ OfficeJet G85xi
Authored by: bullcreek on Nov 30, '01 12:19:36PM

How about going into Classic, picking the Chooser, hitting Options, and renaming the printer to something that doesn't have spaces? Then substitute the new name in the filters file and in NetInfo. Just a thought.

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No luck w/ OfficeJet G85xi
Authored by: balthisar on Nov 30, '01 03:57:34PM

I'm pretty sure that renaming the printer with the Chooser only changes the name of the printer for the computer, that is, the name you see in the chooser. The "real" name of the printer is in the printer or print server.

Is this printer attached to a print server? If so, use HP JetAdmin to rename the printer. Actually, it'll probably work if the printer is already network-supported. If not JetAdmin, try the normal HP tools (the name escapes me -- maybe DeskJet Tool or something?). These are Classic apps.

Also, did you do replace the LPRIOM file? That's why the Print Center usually faults out.

Are you working with the 29-Nov-2001 copy of the instructions? If not, try to download the package again -- I just posted it a few hours ago, and it may help.

Alternatively, if you CAN'T remove the spaces in the printer name for some reason, change the lpr.filter file like this:

#exec $GS -dNOPAUSE -q -dBATCH -sDEVICE=cdj550 –r600 -sOutputFile={backslash}|/path-to-file/otherscript

Don't forget that there's a backslash before the pipe in the -sOutputFile parameter that I can't write here for some reason.

Then, in the "otherscript" file, make it this:

/usr/bin/lpr -v -h -Plp <---- using TCP/IP
/usr/bin/atprint "deskjet970:DeskWriter" <---- using AppleTalk (use your printer name)

Then, quotes can be put around your printer name this way.

Hope this helps!

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No luck w/ OfficeJet G85xi
Authored by: Jaharmi on Jan 02, '02 04:58:03PM

You shouldn't be able to rename the printer in the Chooser. To do that, you'll need the specific utility for the printer, or perhaps a more generic one like the Apple LaserWriter Utility or the HP JetAdmin program.

And if you change *that* name with either of those utilities, that changes the name broadcast on your AppleTalk network, most definitely. Because that's what those utilities change.

It's much like changing the name broadcast by your computer when you turn on File Sharing -- you change that in the File Sharing control panel (OS 9) or the Sharing control panel (OS X).

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