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Old 11-19-2007, 10:41 AM   #1
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Question regarding Printers and RedHat


Hi,
I'm hoping someone here may be able to help me with a problem I'm having with Printers on RedHat.

I have a hosted network running on Redhat (latest version) which is connected via VPN to a Windows 2003 domain (on the site I work at).

I need to install printers from the Windows 2003 network onto the RedHat network.

The printers are Toshiba Tec SX-4T label printers. Toshiba have said that they do not have any Linux drivers, but I was wondering if anyone new of any generic drivers I may be able to use?

So far the hosted network has tried to install the printer, via IP, but their testprints are not coming out.

Any help would be good.

Thanks
 
Old 11-19-2007, 12:36 PM   #2
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http://www.linux-foundation.org/en/OpenPrinting

http://www.turboprint.de/english.html

Two things to try...
 
Old 11-20-2007, 12:39 AM   #3
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activair,

it's depend which version Red Hat you are using. It might have the printer driver you need. If not, you can use either the Postscript Printer, Text Only Printer, or Raw Print Queue should work fine. Are you connecting to the printer via your Windows server or jetdirect? Either way it should work. I have installed over 50 printers on most of my Red Hat 3 & 4 boxes and they all able to print to it. I'm using Text Only Printer with my label printers.
 
Old 11-20-2007, 12:25 PM   #4
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Thanks Pixellany, I'll have a look at those two links tomorrow when I'm back on site.

Cojo, we're using the latest version of Redhat Enterprise (I can't remember the version number of the top of my head). The printer is configured with a Netgear PS01 Printhub (like the Jetdirects).
 
Old 11-28-2007, 12:16 AM   #5
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most likely you are running RHEL 4 or 5. It shouldn't have any problem at all. You can also install the printer driver directly on your Windows desktop.
 
Old 11-29-2007, 11:57 AM   #6
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most likely you are running RHEL 4 or 5. It shouldn't have any problem at all. You can also install the printer driver directly on your Windows desktop.

We're running RedHat 4.

I've hunted high and low for any examples of Label printers working on LInux, but can only find a few examples (Seikos). The label printers I'm after must work in a warehouse, printing around 200,000 labels a month.

The Tec SX printers don't appear to be compatible in any way. A LR command results in nothing, the print doesn't get any data.

The printers are connected to Netgear PS101 print servers, which I'm told are not LInux compatible. I did managed to connect an HP5 and an OKI 3410 (dot matrix) printer to them without any problems.

The hosting company want to try to use Samba now, to see if that will help.

On the two links provided earlier, unfortunately neither helped in the end. The Printer Database doesn't include any Label printers.

Anyone else have any ideas, as this is stopping a half million pound project at the moment, and we'd spent 8k on the printers before we found out there was an issue.
 
  


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