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Old 01-26-2004, 10:06 AM   #1
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Nottingham
Distribution: XP SP2, Vista, Mandrake/iva 9.2 - 2007
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using RAW printer driver on a per print basis

Using LP or LPR is there any way to tell CUPS or whatever does the job not to run the output through the drivers.

Basically i have 15 printers which work fine in Windows and Linux

However printing from DOS results in =========== (that but solid - special ASCII characters) to become e' and other simlaer euro characters.

By setting up a printer that uses RAW drivers this prints out fine.

All DOS output goes via WINDOWS > MARSNWE > LPR -P SOMEPTR > CUPS > Network > Printer

Now i could set up 30 printers, but this seams wasteful if i can get all the printers in MARS_NWE to use RAW drivers (output from Wondows via RAW works correctly anyway).

Basically the drivers chosen would be to allow Linux to print properly, and as far as jobs from Windows are concered Linux just passed them to the printer unaltered


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