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Re: 'advanced' printing

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I would recommend lprng+ifhp.

If I were you, I would not worry about creating your printcap manually.
First, there is lprngtool - GUI frontend to LPRng based /etc/printcap.
Second, creating printcap file manually is not that difficult. I may send
you mine, which should work with only minimal changes, and later you may
gradually fine-tune it to your needs.

How is your printer connected to your computer?

As for cups, many find it to be much less secure than lprng.

Best regards,

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Alexei Kaminski

On Mon, 13 Oct 2003, Christian Schnobrich wrote:

> Hello,
> Trying to set up my printer I came to scratching my head so much that
> I'll be bald real soon now.
> The device in question is a Laserjet 2100 tn, network adaptor and
> additional paper tray.
> The problem isn't printing as such -- i had the first test page out in
> less than five minutes.
> But I'd also like to be able and chose the input tray, toner saving mode
> and media size, if possible on a per-job basis. I came across a package
> called 'gpr' that claims to do just that, but it won't work for me.
> Not at all -- it won't even take my ppd file.
> (got that file from linuxprinting.org)
> Another possible candidate would be 'ifhp' -- but that's for lprng, and
> AFAIK this would mean that I have to create my printcap file manually.
> I'm a little afraid of this. I'm sure it would take me the better part
> of a day, and I'm not at all sure that the result would come anywhere
> near what I want.
> So... any input will be appreciated.
> Especially if it points to something I perhaps failed to see, or offers
> another way of setting it up in less than four hours.
> cu,
> Schnobs
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