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Re: Cups broken and my stomach is upset - Anger Management in Action Danger! Danger! Will Robinson!



On Mon, 2007-01-08 at 21:22 -0600, Les Mikesell wrote:

> Actually you install your vendor-written binary driver and it prints.
> Things work like that on a Mac too (also using cups) although for
> a smaller set of printers.   Don't look for that on Linux, probably
> ever, even though the Mac code would most likely recompile and
> work.
> 
> > Even when you look on-line, it can be hard to find a decent printer (one
> > that you can afford, or even just manage to get supplied to where you
> > are).  They might list Linux compatibility, in some vague manner.
> > Likewise, they might mention Postscript, again in a vague manner.  Some
> > don't give any clues about what printing language they use, others are
> > misleading.  I've got a couple of laser printers (and old and dependable
> > HP LaserJet 4L, and an old and unreliable Kyocera FS-400), which I've
> > seen reports that at least one of can handle Postscript, directly, and
> > others that say they don't.
> 
> Sometimes you can poke through the vendor's downloadable drivers and
> see the ones that come in both PS and PCL flavors.  Othewise you have
> to stick to things that ghostscript supports.
> 
Yet that is precisely what Fred Smith did.  He looked on line, bought a
linux compatible printer, installed it and it just prints.

Regards,
Les H


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