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Re: a printer for Linux

On Sat, May 05, 2001 at 03:58:57PM -0400, Alan Shutko wrote:
> "Karsten M. Self" <kmself@ix.netcom.com> writes:
> > on Sat, May 05, 2001 at 11:09:38AM -0700, Ron Farrer (rbf@farrer.net) wrote:
> > > Well there are basically two main types of printers: postscript and
> > > non-postscript. 
> > Wrong.
> Bzzt!  You're wrong!  
> Name a printer which is neither postscript nor non-postscript.  (Ok,
> it may not have been the most useful categorization, but I don't see
> how it could be wrong.)

i don't either, the categorization is useful because the former is
simple to get working whereas the latter is a nightmare, unless your
very lucky.

just one point, the most popular inkjet model lately seems to be
epson, the debian ghostscript package will *NOT* work with an epson
printer [0], and the original poster does not sound up to the challenge of
rebuilding that package with various add on hacks and patches to make
it work.  i looked into just that a few monthes ago and decided it was
more trouble then it was worth [1] and replaced the printer with a
postscript model. 

[0] at least the models which are most likely to be aquired at this
time, eg: stylus color 8xx, 9xx, etc. 
[1] i don't have any interest in becoming my own debian maintainer for
the gs packages, and that is essentially whats involved.

Ethan Benson

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