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Old 02-27-2004, 12:02 PM   #1
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ESC/POS printer in Linux : Very Urgent!

I'm very newbie in linux world, but i'm working around with RH9 for the last weeks and i'm trying to learn more.

My question is this:

How can I get my epson TM-U220 PD POS printer installed in Linux?

The printer is recognize as TM-2.02U in startup but isn't istalled in the print manager.

I've got to say that win2k does the same and also donīt recognize the printer.

The problem is that in win2k my POS program (a common DOS program), after choising the generic drivers, prints just fine to it, even if the printer isn't installed in system.
I believe that appens because the printer is a generic ESC/POS for dos. I don't use no other program to make a bridge from DOS to WIN.

I've installed and run perfectly FreeDOS and DOSemu on RH9 and i've got to say that the program works even better on Linux that in is own native SO

But when I send data to print in the program on DOSemu, nothing...

I've bet that this is only some couple of line missing somewere...

Please, anyone can help me?

P.S. - Everything is in is normal configuration. Obviously !
Old 06-05-2004, 08:58 AM   #2
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Dear Friend,

First you install the printer in linux, if not. And specify the queue name for eg.Epson.

After inatalling the printer add the queue name in /etc/dosemu/dosemu.conf

In this file find the line for printer option and enter the queue name as Epson

Old 10-19-2006, 03:27 PM   #3
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use postscript

use the postscript driver under unknown manufactures only postscript not postscrip 2 or 3

it works even in dosemu i got 15 terminals working 100 percent


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