Re: 'advanced' printing
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I would recommend lprng+ifhp.
If I were you, I would not worry about creating your printcap manually.
First, there is lprngtool - GUI frontend to LPRng based /etc/printcap.
Second, creating printcap file manually is not that difficult. I may send
you mine, which should work with only minimal changes, and later you may
gradually fine-tune it to your needs.
How is your printer connected to your computer?
As for cups, many find it to be much less secure than lprng.
On Mon, 13 Oct 2003, Christian Schnobrich wrote:
> Trying to set up my printer I came to scratching my head so much that
> I'll be bald real soon now.
> The device in question is a Laserjet 2100 tn, network adaptor and
> additional paper tray.
> The problem isn't printing as such -- i had the first test page out in
> less than five minutes.
> But I'd also like to be able and chose the input tray, toner saving mode
> and media size, if possible on a per-job basis. I came across a package
> called 'gpr' that claims to do just that, but it won't work for me.
> Not at all -- it won't even take my ppd file.
> (got that file from linuxprinting.org)
> Another possible candidate would be 'ifhp' -- but that's for lprng, and
> AFAIK this would mean that I have to create my printcap file manually.
> I'm a little afraid of this. I'm sure it would take me the better part
> of a day, and I'm not at all sure that the result would come anywhere
> near what I want.
> So... any input will be appreciated.
> Especially if it points to something I perhaps failed to see, or offers
> another way of setting it up in less than four hours.
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