Re: Using more than one driver for a laser printer?
On Tuesday 02 November 2004 21:50, Jason Rennie wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 02, 2004 at 09:15:57PM +0000, Adam Funk wrote:
>> So I'd like to know if there is any easy way to switch between them,
>> just for local printing. I'm considering adding a second printer
>> to /etc/printcap with the same device (/dev/lp0) and other
>> specifications but a different driver, so I can use the lpr -P option
>> as necessary. Is this idea good, bad or ugly? Should I use the same
>> spool directory (subdirectory of /var/spool/lpd/)?
> Have you tried CUPS and the CUPS web interface? According to the
> packages you've installed, it looks like you're using CUPS. Launch a
> web browser as root and direct it to localhost:631
I already use CUPS for various things, but the things I'd like to print
using the Postscript driver all come from the lpr, dvips and a2ps
commands at the console.