Re: HP printer and printcap (cont.)
G. Kapetanios writes:
>Thanks very much for your help. I am using magicfilter and from what I
>heard in the list, people think it might be slightly better, it has worked
>for my bubblejet anyway. In the last few minutes I managed to print dvi
>files by using the dvihp command. However the most important thing for me
>is to print ps files. Does anyone know of a utility that turns ps files to
>pcl ?? It seems likely that the ljet4l-filter that comes with magicfilter
>is not dealing very well with any file type apart from test files for
>which it removes the staircase effect and now pcl files.
You need ghostscript. Get the Alladin version out of non-free as it
has the most up to date drivers. It will convert ps files to about
any printer language out there. There is even a driver for the hp
550(cdj550). When you installed the magicfilter package it should
have asked you if you wanted to install the gs package as well.
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>On Mon, 1 Dec 1997, Pancho Horrillo wrote:
>> I have a HP550C working under debian, just using apsfilter / lpr
>> It's easy to configure, it asks everything necessary.
>> note: apsfilter doesn't work with LPRng, there is a package named
>> magicfilter for it, but i haven't tried it.
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