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Re: deskwriter driver, or set up

On Tue, Oct 15, 2002 at 08:26:21AM -0400, simon.raven@sympatico.ca wrote:
> i've also gone to lok around at linuxprinting.org, and they don't have a
> driver for deskwriter, only deskjets - deskjets IIRC use PS, and the
> printer i have is just a serial printer. i've also tried playing around
> with the serial ports settings, and still no output, not even garbage.

Actually, only a couple really expensive deskjets had a postscript engine
in them. Having a real Adobe postscript engine easily adds a couple hundred
dollars to the price of a printer. The deskjets that i've seen actually
have a serial port even tho most people don't use them. I suspect that
your deskwriter is really just a relabeled deskjet. The trick is finding
which deskjet model is equivalent. I'd guess it needs PCL, which is what
almost all cheap HP printers use. The deskjet drivers will probably work
as long as you can convince them to use your serial device instead of

	Brad Boyer

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