Printing under Wine - Mission Impossible?
dclark at akamail.com
Wed Nov 6 17:52:57 CST 2002
Kevin DeKorte wrote:
> Here is the results of Notepad doing a print of one
> line of text.
> I have two printers both networked.
> I can print from Native Linux apps fine to both
For what it is worth, I recently tried printing to two networked
printers from Wine/CUPS to printers connected to a computer running
Printing from Linux apps (Mozilla) worked fine to both printers; an
Epson Stylus Color and a PCL HP LaserJet. But from Wine, I could only
print to the LaserJet. The print jobs to the Epson were sent, but never
finished and printed.
Since I do not normally use networked printers, I did not bother to
track down where the problem is. But there appears to be something about
the way wine creates print files that makes it difficult for remote
printing. I suspect that the remote system is having a hard time
figuring what kind of a file it is being sent.
If all this sounds similar to your setup, perhaps try within CUPS
configuring another queue that points to the remote printer. But this
time within CUPS select a generic postscript driver. I think what will
happen is that CUPS will send a postscript file across to the remote
system, and (assuming it is a computer running ghostscript) will then
convert it to the native format of the printer.
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