Re: [firstname.lastname@example.org: Anyone in Debian working on or following IPP to make it available on Linux???]
On Wed, Apr 28, 1999 at 06:38:46PM -0700, Joseph Carter wrote:
> I'm interested in printing and Linux, however I haven't a printer yet.
> I have heard that setting up printing to the point that everything
> that CAN print just knows how to and does so sanely either just
> doesn't work in Linux, or is an absolute PITA to set up unless your
> printer happens to be an Apple LaserWriter or similar PostScript
not true...at least, not any more.
install lprng. install magicfilter. answer a few easy questions (like
what kind of printer do you have, what port is it connected to).
instant working printer, optionally available as a network printer.
magicfilter supports dozens of printers itself (most of the common
ones). in addition, gs and gs-aladdin supports many more printers - if
you have one which isn't supported by magicfilter, just configure gs and
tell magicfilter you have a postscript printer.