The nightmarish problem of installing a printer
wblock at wonkity.com
Fri Sep 17 18:39:08 UTC 2010
On Fri, 17 Sep 2010, Frank Shute wrote:
> I'm not going to tell you how to print with CUPS as it's too
> complicated and fragile for my liking.
> Have you thought about using lpd(8)? If your printer can understand
> Postscript (and I believe HP Laserjets can) then this can be a fairly
> simple process as you just send the raw PS to the printer with lpr(1)
> via a spool and filter.
> My filter:
> cat -
> echo "\f"
That might not even be necessary; it just adds a formfeed to the job,
which PostScript doesn't need. Helps with some PCL jobs, and PS
printers usually do PCL also.
> and my printcap(5) isn't overly complicated either and the format is
> well documented in it's manpage.
My lpd doc is an attempt to put everything about lpd in one place, with
simple but complete examples:
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