[Wine] Re: use unc printernames
wineforum-user at winehq.org
Fri Jun 26 04:40:54 CDT 2009
> "LPT2:"="|kprinter --stdin"
No way. I have allready tried, but it will not work.
If using LPTx the application checks itself for the physical existance of the printer, which is not the case. And even if I plug a printer, I am not shure if wine replies the answer that the appplication is needing. (Seams to be a reminding check from beeing a dos-applicaiton before)
I solved it a little strange, but it works (till now):
1) The application can print to file
2) I created a linux-fifo file "mkfifo lptfake"
3) A endless looping script that "watches" the fifo file:
while [ 1 ] ; do
lpr -l -P myprinter < lptfake
4) Started this script via nohup into background from a init script
nohup script1 >> script1.log 2>&1 &
May be this is of use for other applications that have problems with printing and can "print to file" without printer selection dialog.
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