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Printer Flushing buffer when using LPR command

Under Window DOS prompt and Unix Sun Solaris 8 Station , using LPR -p command to print txt file to cause Lexmark T644 printer '' Flushing buffer '' and not print

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  • Raymond Hung Jan 16, 2009

    no , I am getting the flushing buffer overflow problem during LPR print a pure text file under DOS and unix

  • Raymond Hung Jan 16, 2009

    I am using the following command and got "Flushing Buffer" at printer

    Windows DOS prompt :
    lpr -S printer_IP -P printer_hostname test.txt

    where test.txt is a pure text file created by text editor at DOS

    At Sun Spac station :
    lpr -p print_q test.txt

    Both got the same flushing buffer result
    printing PS file without any problem

    Thanks

  • Raymond Hung Jan 16, 2009

    If you think the lpr send the corrupted data to printer , what lpr switch command should be use for printing a pure text file

  • Raymond Hung Jan 16, 2009

    Of cause , open other Windows apps and print it via driver without any problem.
    The problem only apply at LPR printing command


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Hi!
I would suggest to uninstall driver, run a free scan for driver updates, reinstall and try again.
Link below may helps.
http://www.nodevice.com/driver/T644/get32728.html

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Open the txt file in other application like word or any other word processor the print it.

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Do you need to flush your print buffer or are you getting print buffer overflow error?

Posted on Jan 16, 2009

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  • Glenn Rogers
    Glenn Rogers Jan 16, 2009

    Hope that helped, Chris. Why didn't you ask him to clarify?

    BTW, what site did you copy and paste that from I can use it as I'm installing Solaris OS 386, thanks?


  • Glenn Rogers
    Glenn Rogers Jan 16, 2009

    RHung33, to clear the buffer and get the dirty data out:

    Use the -c switch and then the user name you are logged on as

    print -c [username]


  • Glenn Rogers
    Glenn Rogers Jan 16, 2009

    Chris, Cat got your tongue? Huh?

  • Glenn Rogers
    Glenn Rogers Jan 16, 2009

    Chris... what no more BS for this guy? How about the right shell command, or maybe an executable shell command so he may or may not blow out his OS? You're good at that, giving out Shell Commands.

  • Glenn Rogers
    Glenn Rogers Jan 16, 2009

    I'd still like to know where you got those commands from as I am loading Solaris OS 386 on a machine. I know he couldn't see my comments. So what's the problem? You didn't respond so I put two and two together So are you for real? Then help me out with the source, mate.

  • Glenn Rogers
    Glenn Rogers Jan 16, 2009

    Rhung.

    Its just like DOS. But you may have a bad ram chip on your Lexmark and you can either remove the RAM and then replace it while the power is off of course. Test the RAM module in another printer or reset the entire board. Where you open the printer to access the RAM, there is a button battery Remove the battery for a few minutes unplug the printer, unplug the comm cable from the PC and then reinsert the battery, plug everything back in. You will have to reset the IP address, if its static, set the date and printer name from the printer control panel. But, this will clear out bad data hanging in a good module. If, after this you still have a problem then you have a bad RAM module

    Worldvet


  • Glenn Rogers
    Glenn Rogers Jan 16, 2009

    My best guess is that your buffer is lined up with all the print attempts or was corrupted by a bad text file with the wrong line feed command. These things happen. Were you using an esoteric ASCII character ID? That can do it too.

    However, the most probably answer to your problem is the simplest That is the RAM chip is stuffed and needs to be cleared the old fashioned way

    Otherwise, you seem to be doing everything right, not wrong So, I suggest you try my above solution this time. I've done this a lot of time and its a common problem, you really don't want to chase bad data around when the printer is non responsive due to the buffer overflow That's how hackers write viruses to take systems and in your case a printer down.


  • Glenn Rogers
    Glenn Rogers Jan 16, 2009

    Are you declaring PRINT and the Line Port as an environmental variable on boot into Windows?

  • Glenn Rogers
    Glenn Rogers Jan 16, 2009

    I've sent a note to another expert who can give you a fresh answer you haven't passed over and get you straightened out.

    Solaris isn't rocket science He should help you out.


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Hi,
This means it has corrupt Print Data.
It is the common printer error message for clearing the print-job when it detects corrupt print data.
Try printing something else.. or reviewing what you are trying to print..

Hope this helps

Chris (ziraffa)

Posted on Jan 16, 2009

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  • chris grams
    chris grams Jan 16, 2009

    Make sure your printer cable is okay too..

  • chris grams
    chris grams Jan 16, 2009

    The following single letter options notify the line printer spooler
    that the files are not standard text files. The spooling daemon will use the
    appropriate filters to print the data accordingly.

    -pUse pr to format the files (lpr -p is very much like pr | lpr).

    -lPrint control characters and suppress page breaks.

    -tThe files contain troff (cat
    phototypesetter) binary data.

    -nThe files contain data from ditroff (device
    independent troff).

    -dThe files contain data from tex (DVI format
    from Stanford).

    -gThe files contain standard plot data as produced by the routine plot for the filters used by the printer spooler.

    -vThe files contain a raster image. The printer must support an appropriate
    imaging model such as PostScript® in order to print the image.

    -cThe files contain data produced by cifplot.

    -fInterpret the first character of each line as a standard FORTRAN carriage
    control character.


  • chris grams
    chris grams Jan 16, 2009


    You could use a shared drive and an emulator that
    lets you submit DOS commands from the Unix host. Try a product from
    April Designs in Sweden called Fusion95 to take the place of Advanced
    File and Printer Server, and an emulator called ANITA from the same
    company. They have 30 day trial versions available for download.

    The way I get this to work is by modifying the standard or dumb model to
    put the output in a shared directory on the server. When the file is
    done spooling, issue a DOS COPY command to the emulator to COPY the
    file to the printer port. Since windows is active, the print manager
    picks up the file and does the proper translation to machine code before
    sending it to the printer.




  • chris grams
    chris grams Jan 16, 2009

    Oh hey WorldVet, I'm just trying to help here..
    Don't get abusive, mate..


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The printer can't handle the data it received and flush it out of its buffer. Goto Menu->Settings->Postscript Settings and turn "Print PostScript Erro" on. When the same print job prints, you should get a page printed out telling you what the printer doesn't like. You may also want to try forcing the printer into Postscript mode. Your PS file probably contains a PJL to set the device to PS mode before it prints. When the printer expects PCL data and received PS data(or vise versa), you can get this behaviour

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