USB Printer

Mike Meyer mwm-dated-1049731525.9986a8 at
Wed Apr 2 08:05:28 PST 2003

In <200304012034.42619.fallenbr at>, Konrad Scorciapino <fallenbr at> typed:
> > Whichever one you want. They should all work. you probably don't need
> > the x11 port, so one of the two -nox11 versions. One is licensed with
> > GNU, one with an open source license that permits commercial reuse if
> > you pay a licensing fee.
> Ok, I've installed both ghostscript and magicfilter. How should I proceed now?

Install enscript so you can generate postscript files. Then read the
ijs documentation to figure out what flags to feed it to make produce
output for your printer. You can test this by doing something like:

enscript -p - /etc/motd | gs -q -dNOPAUSE -sOutputFile=- [ijs options] > /dev/ulpt0

If things are done right, you should get a copy of /etc/motd on the
printer. After that, you need to set up a filter file and printcap.

Mike Meyer <mwm at>
Independent Network/Unix/Perforce consultant, email for more information.

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