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Old 04-22-2009, 05:00 AM   #1
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Plz Help to configure Printronix P7000 Line Printer on Linux

Dear All Users,

I am using Fedora-8 and Fedora-10 on users desktop. There is a line printer of Printonix P-7000 in the network for mass printing. It is attached to the linux system on Parallel Port (LPT1). It was configured on Windows XP earlier. There is no Linux drivers available.

I have tried almost every drivers to match with this printer. But none of the drivers seems to be working...

Is there anyway to get this printer working on Linux or is their any possible way to load windows drivers on linux system ?

I can not use other printer model as this one is configured in SAP and many remote locations and SAP reports are configured with this printer settings....

Please help me out to configure it on Linux...

thanks is advanced....

Rajesh Narkhede
Old 04-22-2009, 09:15 AM   #2
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Your best bets are:

1. Contact the manufacturer for support, and a driver. ( Not much hope here if they don't support linux ).

2. Add a linux compatible printer to your network. There are many good printers available, form low volume to high volume printers, b/w or colour.

If you decide to add a printer, go to and look through the site for recommendations.
Old 04-22-2009, 11:19 AM   #3
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Thanks Cliff for your quick reply...

I have already gone thru, but didn't find helpful...

Still I have not given up and will try to find out if I get any clue...

Meanwhile still if anyone got success in configure this model, please give some clue for the same...

Thanks once again...
Old 04-23-2009, 10:31 AM   #4
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Hi Rajesh

Least you could do was to try some similar Epson drivers.
Old 04-26-2009, 11:42 PM   #5
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Hi asimba,

Yeah, you are correct... Epson's drivers match to the printer...
Now the problem is, it is printing the text perfectly. but there is a problem in printing graphics..

Let me clear it. There is a SAP Credit Note, which contains signatures of the sanctioning authority. Printer can print the text perfectly, but can not print signatures which is in .JPG format...

Now I am fighting with this issue... Lets see if there is any way to do it...

will post the result soon...

Thanks for everyones help...


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Hi sysengw2k,
Do you have updates in this issue? I have same problem with you.

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I would like to know which epson driver did you use for the printronix P7000? Appreciate if you can share how to configure the page settings.


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