OKI printer questions

Tony Pursell ajp at princeswalk.fsnet.co.uk
Fri Aug 27 13:38:26 UTC 2010

On Wed, 2010-08-25 at 15:35 -0500, Linda wrote:
> I am playing with an OKI B6500 printer. They provided me with their CD 
> that has an old altered version of CUPS and a bunch of ppd files for 
> Solaris, none of which  are for the B6500. Tony was kind enough to give 
> me a link to a CUPS ppd file for the B6500. This ppd allows you to 
> duplex and change orientation at the command line. However it does not 
> have a way to indicate which tray to print with via the lpr -o media= 
> command
> Has anyone been able to indicate tray choice with a OKI B6500. If so 
> what did you use for the driver file? I need to be able to tell it from 
> the command line to print envelopes as the command is part of the 
> program output.
>                            Thanks
>                             Linda
Hi Linda

You probably have more experience than me with this, but are you sure
you want -o media=something and not a different option=value pair?


lpoptions -p YourOKIB6500PrinterName -l

This will list all the options for the printer. Is there anything listed
for tray selection?


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