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Re: XP doc to Debian printer?

On Thu, Nov 20, 2003 at 01:27:27AM -0600, Adam Majer wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 20, 2003 at 01:28:42PM +0800, jqdkf@army.com wrote:
> > On Wed, Nov 19, 2003 at 04:04:04PM -0500, Thomas H. George wrote:
> > > My grandson does homework on an XP laptop which connects to our wireless 
> > > network but all the other computers on the network are Debian.  Last 
> > > year we were told of an HP generic postscript driver, installed it in 
> > > the XP and could send the documents in postscript format to Cups running 
> > > on the Debian boxes.  It worked then but no longer.  He has lost the 
> > > installation program we downloaded and I can't find it at the HP site.
> > > 
> > > Does anyone know where to find the installation program so we can 
> > > reinstall the generic postscript driver?
> > > 
> > > Alternately, does anyone know of another solution to this problem?
> > > 
> > > Tom George
> > > 
> > 
> > What I do is first transform it to a pdf file, then print it with whatever
> > printer you have. Under debian, you can use openoffice to do that. With 
> > windows, I think acrobat can do it for you.
> Adobe has a generic postscript driver but it sucks a but since it puts %%Page #%% numbers
> in wrong places making those appear in printouts sometimes.

Ack! Adobe's Postscript driver is terrible. You can use any postscript
printer driver - I like the lexmark drivers, but and hp printer is not
bad. But this I think is not the best solution.

> BUT, the best way to print from Xp, is to print directly to lpr. You can do that
> I think. Win2k allows it at least. Then it will print using printers drivers
> directly - things like magicfilter can cope with this and it will get though
> the filter unchanged. I'm not sure about cups though.

Cups can indeed do this, create a printer using the "raw" driver, then
just print to the appropriate ipp address from XP using whatever
standard windows driver your printer has.



David Purton

For the eyes of the LORD range throughout the earth to
strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.
                                 2 Chronicles 16:9a

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