Printer problem & CRON Manager

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Old 02-05-2001

I have a SCO OpenServer 5 running on a cosmetics store with two branches.

I have a serial printer on one branch connected via a router with my server on a digiboard. The printer model is Brother M-4318 running as model epson. The point is that whenever I reboot the server it loses it's settings and it's printing a banner page and a formfeed at the end. I believe that if I setup the printer as model standard I won't have this problem. The point is that I do not know how to deactivate the formfeed when the printer is standard. To change the banner as epson or standard printer I edit the printer file in /var/spool/lp/admins/lp/interfaces/

Need help on that...

Another problem is that I do not know how to activate cron manager on my server.
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Old 02-05-2001
Is there an /etc/printcap file on your SCO server? If so, please post and we'll take a look to see "what's up".

Also, cron is easily managed from the command line by editing the crontab file and running the crontab command. That might be less confusing than using a 'cron manager'. The man pages on crond and crontab have all the details.

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Old 02-08-2001
I think I made it with cron. I found out that cron is running by typing ps -aedf|grep cron (there was a process of /etc/cron running on the system). Then with crontab -e I appended the following line in the root file:

0 3 * * * /usr/default/tar cvbf 20 /dev/rst0 /u/csa

My purpose is that to create backups at 3am every day.

Still nothing with the printer though, but I'll figure it out.

Another question I'd like to ask is if there is something I can do, because my server seems to be "slow", especially when I'm printing large files (logistics).

I know that with Novell servers, I can decrease the amount of time needed for print queues to be printed. Does this happen in UNIX? Or it won't speed up my system?
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