trouble installing new printer

Ted Mittelstaedt tedm at
Wed Jan 18 03:23:52 PST 2006

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>ivan.roth at
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>Subject: RE: trouble installing new printer
>Hi Ted,
>don't worry about what your mail sounds, it is ok :)
>You're right on every points. I do not need to print so much.
>In fact, I am
>translating the printing chapter of the handbook to french and
>I just wanted to
>test the parallel interface. I bought this printer for 70$
>(approx.). In fact,
>it is just the cost for knowledge :)
>Yes I should have choose a compatible printer, but it was the
>cheapest one and I
>am sure I will have good results. Some website pointed me to
>the BJC-8200 driver
>and I got some results with the BJC-800 one.
>I am not a politic man but I think one company you may consider
>working for open
>source is HP, especially when they give the FBSD foundation
>important gifts. I
>worked for them and I had to change my job because of their
>plan (I was like a "collateral damage", not a directly "fired" guy).
>Everybody will have his point of view. I promised myself never buy Canon
>printers again after my i320.
>But for sure, when time will come for me to have an
>"everyday-printing printer",
>I will choose it carefuly, and spend as much money as necessary.
>P.S: a simple PS just about USB printers: the chapter I am translating
>said "USB is
>superior to RS-232 Serial and to Parallel for printing, but it
>is not as well
>supported under UNIX® systems."
>I will test USB connection of course and maybe submit an update for this

Also you can try changing the mode of the parallel port, from ecp to
centronics, etc.  That can sometimes help.


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