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RE: label printer supported by cups on RHEL?



> -----Original Message-----
> From: redhat-list-bounces redhat com
[mailto:redhat-list-bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of hike
> Sent: Friday, August 27, 2010 9:19 AM
> To: General Red Hat Linux discussion list
> Subject: Re: label printer supported by cups on RHEL?
>
> On Fri, Aug 27, 2010 at 8:08 AM, <Phebe_Mertes aotx uscourts gov>
wrote:
>
> > redhat-list-bounces redhat com wrote on 08/26/2010 10:20:40 PM:
> >
> > > From: Kenneth Kirchner <ken kirchners com>
> > > To: General Red Hat Linux discussion list <redhat-list redhat com>
> > > Date: 08/26/2010 10:25 PM
> > > Subject: Re: label printer supported by cups on RHEL?
> > > Sent by: redhat-list-bounces redhat com
> > >
> > >
> > > On Aug 26, 2010, at 6:10 PM, Furnish, Trever G wrote:
> > >
> > > > Can anyone recommend a good label printer that's compatible with
> > > > RHEL (cups)?
> > >
> > > I have no first hand knowledge of how well they work, but it looks
> > > like the Dymo brand of label writers are at least interested
enough
> > > in Linux to be working on drivers.  A quick Google of 'linux dymo"
> > > returned quite a few links and even forums where people were
> > > claiming success with getting cups to print to one.
> > >
> > > http://forums.linux-foundation.org/read.php?33,120
> > >
> > > I hope that is useful to you.
> > >
> > > -KK
> >
> >
> > Read the helps section in CUPS, htmlview https://localhost:631 there
> > is a whole helps page on all the command line options you can use.
> > The printer.conf file lets you list each printer the server will
talk to.
> > You can also get more print drivers
> >
> > The Hewlett-Packard Linux Imaging and Printing Project provides
> > drivers for HP printers and multi-function peripherals.
> > hplip-1.6.7-4.1.el5_2.4.x86_64.rpm
> >
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>
> CUPS has a number of free drivers included in the package.
> The publisher of CUPS sells drivers for some printers not included in
the free package.
> The publisher can write/create drivers for specific printers.
> You can write your own drivers.
> Actually, I think they are called printer description files (or
something other then drivers).
> In the old BSD days, writing a printer description was part of
sysadmin work.
> I have written printer descriptions for xerox laser printers that were
not in the free package.
> The biggest problem is finding the documentation--or enough so that
you can "trial and error" the printer to figure out what you need.
> It can be interesting or tedious--regardless, it is good experience.

Thanks.  I think "the publisher of CUPS" is now Apple though, and that
they no longer sell this service...?

Do you know something I don't in that respect?





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