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Re: label printer supported by cups on RHEL?



On Fri, Aug 27, 2010 at 5:18 PM, Furnish, Trever G <TGFurnish herffjones com
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> > On Fri, Aug 27, 2010 at 8:08 AM, <Phebe_Mertes aotx uscourts gov>
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> > > 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?
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> > > > 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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Then look at project's website, " http://www.cups.org/ ".  There is a
developer's section that has lots of information and their is a forum
section to check out.
If you can find the previous publisher, we may be able to find the group
that has all the drivers and/or could write.
It is evident that more people are using CUPS and more resources are "out
there".
Apple may have the drivers for your printer in OS X.  You may be able to use
those.
It never hurts to investigate and research--you get paid to do sysadmin
work, right?


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