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Re: Tackling a shared USB printer (linux -> WXP)



On Mon, 2004-05-03 at 14:55, Brion Swanson wrote:
> Bob,
> 
> Thank you very much!  It's been a long battle against this printer, but with
> your help I've finally won!
> 
> After changing the mime.types and mime.convs to include
> application/octet-stream the Windows machines can print (well, at least one
> can -- I haven't tried the other, but for all intents and purposes, they're
> the same).
I would recommend that you use the print manager setup to configure your
print driver.  I found out the hard way that changing mime.types and
mime.convs reverts back to the original settings when upgrading the
print manager.  Instead go to Menu->System Settings->Printing.  After
entering root pw, edit your printer.  Select the print driver tab and
change the driver to generic, then select the "Raw Print Queue"  Save
your changes and you should be in business.  

I believe the instructions are a bit vague.  It wasn't until I bugzilled
the problem that I found out the right way to make it work through
upgrades.
<xnip>
-- 
Clifford Snow

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