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What a love/hate relationship! LOVE Slack but the printing problem is driving me crazy! Latest info: I went into the apsfilter SETUP file and set it up, ran the test page and it printing great - I was estatic! Then went to KWord, Abbiword, StarOffice and none of them would print what I wanted. (I kept getting a long printout about Adobe). Help!! What can I do to get the print working? Thanks for your time and help.
Originally posted by DonLuis Been there, done that. If you want a quick fix download a copy of turboprint-1.72 from < www.turboprint.de/english > and install and you're there.
If you like to dig in and hack, then check " CUPS all whacked out "in this forum for detailed instructions thanks to "notAcoolNick" thanks again Nick.
Go for it.
IT WORKS!!!! Thanks a lot!! (Gee what am I going to do with all of my free time now?) I notice the "complete" version is $25 dollars. Is there much of a difference in printing quality in the free as versus the purchase version?
Don't know, wondered that myself. I too spent hours and days fighting the problem till I found a post by moderator "Aussie" that suggested turboprint, tried it, and like you rejoiced.
Once I finish rendering unto Caesar (02 taxes), I plan to dig into the problem per notAcoolNick's suggestions. It has to be something simple (kwrite printed). I also need to locate and edit the raw printer driver to correct command line stair step printing. For example if you print (for example) mtab, when it gets to end of the line of characters, it does a line feed with NO carriage return, finally when it reaches the right margin it does a carriage return.
With three other boxes, printing wasn't that big, instead a burr under my saddle that was eating my lunch time wise, wasting ink and paper, and driving me crazy.
If someone has the answer about the full version of turboprint please share.
I wonder if you used the TGZ or the RPM version of Turboprint. I downloaded the RPM and got about three full PAGES of failed dependencies listed with my full blown Slackware 9.0 installation. Anyone else have this problem, and if so..where do i get the packages to fix it? I finally got CUPS working, so I'm no longer desperate, but after hearing all these wonderful things about turboprint, I wonder what I'm doing wrong? Where is the "laughably simple" install for Turboprint?
1.) Download the latest cups package from your favorite Slackware ftp mirror. You can find it in the Slack9/patches/packages folder.
2.) Install the cups package by doing:
# installpkg cups-version.tgz
3.) Reboot. You should see cups start with output "Cups scheduler started".
3.) Go to Linuxprinting.org. On the left side navigation bar, select The Database-> Printer Listings. Select your make/model printer, then click on the Show button. The next page will give you the option to generate a ppd file for your printer. Click on download PPD and save the file to /usr/share/cups/model. The file should be in a model.ppd format, if not, then rename it to my_printer.ppd.
4.) Restart cups by doing # /etc/rc.d/rc.cups restart.
5.) Go here and download the latest foomatic-filters.tar.gz (version 3.0 as of this writing). Then do the following:
# tar -xzf foomatic-filters-3.0.0.tar.gz
# cp foomatic-rip /usr/lib/cups/filter/