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Re: [Partially Solved] Re: CUPS (1.2) is screwed up totally...

On Mon, 12 Jun 2006, Kenward Vaughan wrote:
> The HP still eludes CUPS, though.

The HP printer can benefit from HPLIP, and since it is a HP LaserJet 1200,
which in my own experience is dog slow when processing PostScript with lots
of *images* (it is fast enough when processing text)... but much faster if
you feed it PCL5.  Also, HPLIP can retrieve some status information from
this printer as far as I know.

*And* the icing on the cake is that HPLIP does not use any CUPS backends,
instead it provides its own 'hp:/' backend which while it *does* *have* its
own share of bugs, is supposed to be working right now and supports parport,
usb and network-attached printers.

Caveat: I didn't test hplip with CUPS 1.2 yet. It should just work, but with
CUPS you *never* know...

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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