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Old 03-04-2002, 12:17 PM   #1
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Printing Blues (Problems)

Here what I have: One LFS(Linux From Scratch) system with WindowMaker, XFree86 4.1.x, AbiWord & Mozilla. The printer that I have to use for this settup is one HP LaserJet II with I believe 2MB of memory and no Postscript.

What I want to do is be able to print with this printer. I tried using Cups and failed, so it's out!!! What would one of you fine Linuxs users do to get this setup running, excluding buying a new printer (Its not in the budget).
Old 03-05-2002, 04:17 PM   #2
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You can try LPRng and with the use of ghostscript you can print anything you like. Even PostScript files!
Old 05-07-2002, 09:21 PM   #3
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Red face how to use ghostscript?

anyone can help me?
i have installed ghostscript but don't know how to print out the postscript .ps file..............
i type
and show the file but how to print..........what command should i use?

sorry !!!!i'm a newbies........
Old 05-08-2002, 02:16 PM   #4
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Hello sarah_777 and welcome to the beautiful world of Linux
(at least it is for me...) :-) Well usually you need no special
program to print postscript files. Just type 'lpr' and it
should be printed. That is of course if you have a printer
configured in your linux system...


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