Wine and raw printing

Hiji hijinio at
Wed Jun 15 16:19:56 CDT 2005

--- André Carvalho <acarvalho at> wrote:

> I posted the same message on wine-user list , but
> got no help.
> Hi,
> I was wondering if someone could help me on this
> issue.
> I use a windows program that print direct to the
> printer, but it uses 
> the printer from the printer list, it doesn't use
> the port directly.
> On Windows, to use the program I have to install a
> "Generic / Only Text" 
> printer to work.
> The program runs on wine without problems.  The only
> problem is to print.
> I created a raw printer in CUPS, but when I select
> the printer in the 
> program, wine still uses the WinePS driver and
> generate a PS, giving me 
> an error on the printer, of course.
> I tried to install a driver tty.drv on wine but
> couldn't get it to work.
> Is there a way to disable WinePS ? or another way to
> get the program to 
> print ?
> Thanks
> Andre Carvalho

I'll join, and add this.  I'm on Suse 9.2 Pro,
wine-20041203, and the only printers I have are on the
network.  I can print fine through any native linux
apps, but if I try to print through Wine, it says
there are no printers.

Maybe the problems are related somehow?


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