[Wine] Poor Printing Options under WINE
stephanos at writeme.com
Thu Oct 11 14:15:11 CDT 2007
I have installed several applications under WINE (0.9.46, Mandriva 2007-0).
I have tried to print via these applications but I have been surprised
at the lack of printer options available.
File > Print > and File > Print > Properties did not reveal any options
to print some or selected pages and no quality options such as draft.
All I had was the option of Page Size and Landscape/Portrait
I read the on-line user guide:
Wine can interact directly with the local CUPS
printing system to find the printers available
on your system. Configuring printers with Wine
is as simple as making sure your CUPS configuration
works. Wine still needs the command lpr(from CUPS),
when printing a Document.
If you do not use CUPS, the old BSD-Printing system
is used: s
* All Printers from /etc/printcap are installed automatically
* Wine needs a PPD-File for every Printer (generic.ppd comes
* The command lpr is called when printing a Document
but that did not tell me anything that I understood. I did get the
impression that I was supposed to print using the command line so as to
give WINE the lpr command.
Is this true?
If so what do I type at the command line?
I do lots of printing from OpenOffice and the CUPS driver for my printer
gives me all the options the printer has.
Thanks and wait to hear
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