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Re: HP deskjet 710C problems

On Fri, Jan 01, 1999 at 01:29:01PM -0500, Allan M. Wind wrote:
> On 1999-01-01 11:28, Joop Stakenborg wrote:
> > I am trying to use a HP deskjet 710C printer with my debian
> > box. I previously had a star matrix printer hooked up, which
> > used to work fine, so the cable and driver (lp.o) seems OK.
> Have you checked that the 710c is not a windows printer?  I know that
> the 722c is a windows printer and will need special drivers to do
> anything.  I know someone was looking into to this a while ago, but
> don't know if they succeded in producing working drivers.  At that
> time, HP was tight lipped about their protocol.
> I bought a 722c (returned and) replaced it with a 890c when I found
> out.

It is indeed a windows printer, but thanks to the good
work of Tim Norman at 
you can use it with linux.

He wrote a nice utility called pbm2ppa which converts
postscript and ascii to the ppa language, used by HP
deskjet 710, 720, 820 and 1000 series.

I just found this out today. It works just great!

> /Allan
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Joop (will do a cc to debian-user)

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