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Re: 'no-fixes' in stable

On Sun 20 Apr 2014 at 15:04:42 +0200, Rob van der Putten wrote:

> Brian wrote:
> >There is a Generic Postscript Printer PPD which I use with a 2200DN. It
> >does 1200x1200. I'm not sure the difference between that and 600x600 is
> >at all obvious.
> I my experience the difference is vast when dithering grey tones.
> Anyway, if you can't find a ppd which supports all your printer's
> features and capabilities in a standard (Debian) repository, get it
> from somewhere else. For instance from the CD that came with your
> printer.
> And you don't need Windows or Mac OS X to do that. There are lots of
> Linux utils to assist you. Some hints;
> http://www.novell.com/support/kb/doc.php?id=7001441
> I just mounted the CD and grepped the entire disk for 'ppd'. Used
> cabextract to get the ppds and then selected the English language
> one.
> I don't remember if I used dos2unix. One may need to check the
> end-of-line char.
> If you look for 'OpenUI' in the ppd (it's a text file), you can find
> all the options.

Thank you. I've never had occasion to adapt a Windows or Mac PPD but
this is a very good tip, although a PPD file that does not conform to
the specifications or which needs a special backend driver might give

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