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Old 02-13-2002, 06:30 PM   #1
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printing weirdness....


Ok, I know everyone is cringing because printing problems are usually a bear and have a lot of weird possible solutions. That aside, here is the deal:

I bought a Lexmark Z33 printer mainly because the support for Linux was there. My main printer usuage is for school papers so I basically need to word process simplistic stuff. I'm not a huge fan of AbiWord but it is the only word processing application in my distro (SuSE Pro 7.3) that will print properly. Everything else (Star, KWord, etc) renders fonts a couple of case sizes too big and with a crazy negative kerning that piles entire words on top of each other.

I installed the Lexmark driver (the most current) and went through all of the printer troubleshooting HOW-TOs and whatnot that I could get my hands on. I'm drawing a blank. If I was unable to print anything it would be different but this is just frustrating.

Anyone know where to start?
 
Old 02-14-2002, 08:00 AM   #2
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What printing software do you have installed?
 
Old 02-14-2002, 01:04 PM   #3
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lpd

or whatever the standard printer daemon is. Do you think I should dump it and install CUPS?

thanks.
 
Old 02-14-2002, 04:45 PM   #4
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CUPS works for me.
 
  


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