question about the status of the wine printing system

Andreas Mohr andi at
Wed Jan 5 07:54:43 CST 2005


On Wed, Jan 05, 2005 at 12:50:24PM +0100, Udo Rader wrote:
> On Wed, 2005-01-05 at 12:02 +0100, Francois Gouget wrote:
> > If printing from that application works with some printers but not with 
> > others, then it may be an incompatibility between the postscript 
> > generated by Wine and the postscript interpreter of the printer...
> Thats exactly the case. I've tried a couple of things so far, starting
> with dirty workarounds like piping the postscript generated by wineps
> through ghostscript's pswriter device, but that is not really satisfying
> (printing works but the postscript codesize increases dramatically).
> Thus I at least want to try to reach the bottom of the problem, which
> IMHO is likely to be in wineps ...

[just pointing out obvious things here]
You should probably try to print very, very simple documents, maybe
very simple ones suddenly start to work.
If that doesn't help, try using different applications which don't work
with a large printout, but do work with a much less complicated printout.
Once you get one PostScript file that works, you could compare it with
a slightly differing one that doesn't work, to find the issue.

Good luck!

Andreas Mohr

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