OKI printer questions

Linda haniganwork at earthlink.net
Fri Aug 27 16:35:53 UTC 2010

Tony Pursell wrote:
> 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?
> Run
> lpoptions -p YourOKIB6500PrinterName -l
> This will list all the options for the printer. Is there anything listed
> for tray selection?
> Tony
No there is nothing on trays even though it allows you to specify 3 tray 
configuration during setup, undoubtedly the root of the problem. I think 
I'm going to give a savin printer a try. They have all but the newest 
models ppd files on the Open source printing page, and they are listed 
as the driver source so it looks hopeful. Thanks for taking the time to 
try and help me get this to work.

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