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Old 01-26-2004, 08:38 AM   #1
hellblade
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How can I use win printer through wine?


I have a Canon LBP-810 usb laser printer (not at all supported under linux).
Is there a way to use the win drivers under some software like wine (or commercial)?
I was thinking that it would be nice to print everything to PDF through the native linux programs and then open something through wine and print it using my printer.
 
Old 01-26-2004, 08:54 AM   #2
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Dont know about wine, but look to see if your printer available on Mac OS X. If it is you may be able to use the ppd file from the OSX driver with CUPS.
I have never tried this and cannot verify if this is the case, just a tip I came across on the CUPS website.
 
Old 02-11-2005, 08:26 AM   #3
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lbp-810

hi

i have the same printer, but on osx and cant find a driver. did u find one?

thanx
 
Old 03-07-2005, 09:01 AM   #4
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Re: lbp-810

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Originally posted by nemsis
hi

i have the same printer, but on osx and cant find a driver. did u find one?

thanx
I'm sorry my friend for the late answer but no. I haven't found anything and I don't think there is/will be any hope because of the way this printers drivers work.
To explain: it's driver is a piece of software in fact so unless canon make one (or give away it's f**king "secret") we won't make it work under anything other than windows...

THIS IS A MESSAGE TO EVERYONE: BOYCOTT CANON CAUSE THEY SUCK!!! DON'T BUY THEIR CHEAP HARDWARE BECAUSE THEY OFFER NO SUPPORT FOR ANY NON-WINDOW$ PLATFORM!
 
  


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