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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.

cheers

dc


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