LPRPrint and Windows XP

LPRPrint and Windows XP

Post by Mr John FO » Tue, 20 Nov 2007 21:17:04


I have noticed two changes after recent updates to Windows XP and RISCOS.

When I output using lprprint from RISCOS to a printer which is shared with a
PC running XP the output is blocked until the PC is shut down - lprprint
then outputs correctly to the printer.

I am wondering if I need to set up sharing on the PC?

Also I find that I can only send one print command from RISCOS. A second
command leaves a file in the lpr spool. The work around is to restart RISCOS
and resend the print.

I have recently attempted to change to RISCOS 6 - but it caused too many
problems and I reverted to Select 4.39 - I wonder if 6 has left a changed
module?

I have an A9 Home on the system and that required rpfs rather than lprprint
to print anything.

Any suggestions.

John

NB Riscos is running Uniprint but not using it.



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LPRPrint and Windows XP

Post by Brian Carr » Tue, 20 Nov 2007 23:30:24

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[Snip]


You might find it worth having a look at Ian Hamilton's Print
Spooler which has facilities for clearing that may unblock the
route to LPR (with which I am not familiar).


Me too :-(

[Snip]


I use UniPrint v3.20 To send PDF files[1] to my PC and print
from Adobe Reader 8 on the PC/USB-connected printer. This
provides more comprehensive printer control facilities.


Brian.

[1] Converted via PrintPDF and GhostPrint

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LPRPrint and Windows XP

Post by Chris Hugh » Wed, 21 Nov 2007 03:37:05

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Not if you followed the instructions!

I don't know what your particular problem is with RO6, but so far all
the ones I have fixed are because people have failed to actually
follow the instructions sadly.

So far three unable to use RO6 RiscPC's originally now working fine
with RO6.





Why don't you use UniPrint, this work very well and may well solve
your problems.



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LPRPrint and Windows XP

Post by Chris Hugh » Wed, 21 Nov 2007 03:38:11

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Sounds I might have start a company to fix these machines!









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LPRPrint and Windows XP

Post by Brian Carr » Wed, 21 Nov 2007 05:52:01

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Although it was a throw-away remark I will be pleased to do
business with your new company :-)

My problems are with the applications I am not willing to forego.
I have RO6 working OK on my spare machine with very little else
running.


Brian.

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Post by David H Wi » Wed, 21 Nov 2007 06:05:52

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I have a similar problem. I installed RO6 with very little difficulty, but
then found that several programs - one main one being Font Directory Pro -
didn't work under the new version, so I went back to 4.37.

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LPRPrint and Windows XP

Post by Andr » Wed, 21 Nov 2007 18:07:32


Most of the programs work fine on RISC OS 6 but none of the problems
I reported for the Preview were solved by the official release:

- Ether3 driver complaining about absence of Memc1A, so I have
no network/web access under RISC OS 6. From the copyright
of that module I don't think they have access to the source code
for that driver.

- a good deal of the games (Doom+, Heretic, ...) and demos either
lock the machine or have no sound.

- For info, !Zap 1.47 makes a mess of the desktop. I found out later
that you have to revert back to an older version of its HidePtr module.
I wonder if it has to do with the fact my mouse uses the serial port.

- some "Decompression failure" problems, most of them
comming from Castle's C compiler suite. Not really,
a problem if you're explained that you can do it manually
if you have the right tool, but for non-technical users
this can be a problem. The DDT de *** is not working.

The absence of de *** and networking means that I too
reverted back to RISC OS 4.39.

The releases notes that comes with RISC OS 6 is very sparse
in its list of known problems, none of the above is mentionned
for example. You also have to consult their mailing list
to discover that the current !Boot is not designed to
work smoothly with the previous versions of Select
and that you should use the backup !Boot for that.

I am glad that they are releasing stuff again but PR wise
they are as bad as usual, the website is severly lacking
and out of date. For example, I am pretty sure users
would be interested to have a "list of known problems"
section in the RISC OS 6 stuff, not to mention that
it would be a more m *** attitude than the currently
total lack of mention of any possible incompatibilities
with previous versions of the OS.

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LPRPrint and Windows XP

Post by Ian Hamilt » Wed, 21 Nov 2007 18:26:17

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PrintSpool has it's own LPR code which might help.

Ian

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LPRPrint and Windows XP

Post by Chris Hugh » Thu, 22 Nov 2007 04:25:38

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:-) I am starting to wonder about it at the moment.


Any specific applicatiosn you have problems with?

I am happily using a variety of apps and the only one to give me any
grief so far has been the upgrade !RiScript (but old version worked
OK)

If you want to go to email on this, thats fine.


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LPRPrint and Windows XP

Post by Chris Hugh » Thu, 22 Nov 2007 04:26:46

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I heard about that one.

I have EasyFont Pro and that works fine.

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LPRPrint and Windows XP

Post by Mr John FO » Thu, 22 Nov 2007 07:48:34

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For me the key problem was the failure of the Acorn/Castle 'C' de ***
both on the RPC under RISCOS 6 and on the A9 Home.

This software has often been criticised but it does work and is better
orientated towards 'C' than others I have tried although Neil Spellings
software comes close.

I also had problems with printing and !Riscript.

John


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Post by Chris Hugh » Fri, 23 Nov 2007 03:29:09

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I know someone who has this, AFAIK its working, (I think there was one
problem). I would have to check.



No problems with Printing.

!RisScript 5.03 depending on the release version you downloaded had
one of two problems (original problem was the decompression issue, the
second after they fixed that one was a error in the code that stops it
working correctly - not fixed yet AFAIK)

But !RiScript 5.02 works fine.





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Post by Chris Hugh » Fri, 23 Nov 2007 03:36:22

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"Andre" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > wrote:





I can find two version of the Ether3 - Ether3-8 and Ether3-16 IN
!System.310

Version 4.20 and 4.23 respectively have you used these or an old one
from your old !boot?


I'll Have a play with some over the weekend.


Glad I don't use !Zap then.


A known issue, this is one that needs sorting.



Ok you test 3,000 apps say.......


Not a bad idea.




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LPRPrint and Windows XP

Post by Alan Adam » Fri, 23 Nov 2007 07:51:48

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I am not surprised - a good de *** has to be tied quite tightly into
the internals of the operating system, so running it on a OS version
developed independently is always going to be chancy.







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Post by Andr » Fri, 23 Nov 2007 17:08:17


They are the same binaries down to the time stamps, I even checked
the archives within the installer to be sure it wasn't due
to an installation problem. Its these old time stamps combined
with the coryrights of the modules that makes me think they haven't
the source code, the other stuff the produce is recompiled
each time and gets a newer time stamp even when the code is unchanged.


Andr