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Re: postscript/ghostscript

"linux" <linux@highlinewebhosting.com> wrote in message [🔎] d1c6e61f1c8e52ee0e0a2200d8140d94@highlinewebhosting.com">news:[🔎] d1c6e61f1c8e52ee0e0a2200d8140d94@highlinewebhosting.com...
hello all
i have a mac and am sick of mac osx
i can't buy a new machine but i can move over to linux
i would like to install debian (ppc)

my problem is, i don't know if my printer/scanner will work
its a canon pixma MP-130 multifunction
i can't find it in any of the compatibility lists but i've read a bit about postscript/ghostscript
and was wondering if the printer might be supported by these technologies
i don't know enough about postscript/ghostscript to be sure about the compatibility
let alone how i would set the printer up once linux is installed

if my printer will not work with linux i will stick with mac osx
its cheaper to purchase the latest version of osx than it is to replace my printer with a linux compatible one

Postscript technologies are for postscript printers. Ghostscript can create DVI files which can be converted into printer commands by a printer driver, but you should probably print directly via CUPS.

It seems to me that the odds are that you will be able to find a working printer driver by simply trying a bunch of different Cannon printer drivers.

Also because OS X is a Unix and uses CUPS internally, i suspect it may be possible to just use your current driver directly. I have no experience with this.

As for the scanner part, I have absolutely no idea.

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