Trying for a duplex printer
mario at schmut.com
Thu May 8 19:38:27 UTC 2008
I've been using the Brother HL1850 with CUPS for the last 4-5 Years.
It came with the ppd on the CD and cranks out 10-20 pages/min
5-10 in duplex mode.
All this time it's been running off the parallel port. The hl1870 has a nic.
The only time things get a bit slow is when you throw heavy graphics at it.
On Thursday 08 May 2008 07:40:45 Joakim Fogelberg wrote:
> On Tue, May 6, 2008 at 6:43 PM, Chuck Robey <chuckr at chuckr.org> wrote:
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> > I have been scouring all the data I can, to find printers that do duplex
> > printing (that means doublesided printing). I found 3 models, but two of them
> > (the HP C7280 and the Canon PIXMA MX850) have no public drivers I can find. The
> > third, which is the Epson RX680, seems to be supported via drivers from Avasys
> > (http://avasys.jp/hp/menu000000900/hpg000000859.htm) called PIPS drivers, but
> > while there is are ports for various versions of PIPS in the print dir of ports,
> > and I can find that the Avasys site lists supporting the RX680, I have two problems:
> > 1) I can't determine which (if any) of the PIPS ports support the RX680, and
> > 2) right now, none of them build because of an error you get about a
> > linuxwrapper not handling symbol versioning.
> > Is there any way to rely on any FreeBSD port to be able to use the RX680 from
> > Epson?
> Have you tried print/gutenprint ?
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