[Wine] Dos to USB

James Mckenzie jjmckenzie51 at earthlink.net
Thu Dec 11 15:43:05 CST 2008

English_Mohican <wineforum-user at winehq.org> at: Dec 11, 2008 2:31 PM (MST) wrote about: [Wine]  Re: Dos to USB
>Clarification please:
>1. Stating that Wine will not talk to a non-Cups printer presumably means that it will talk to a Cups printer. So if Linux can print to a USB printer that is a CUPS printer, presumably so can Wine. Yes?
Correct.  Wine does not care where the printer is located.  If you can print to it using CUPS, then Wine should be able to do so likewise.

>2. If this Dos programme can be persuaded to run under Wine (I accept that may be asking too much - Wine primarily emulates Windows rather than DOS) does it matter whether the printer is serial/usb/networked/whatever, surely Wine simply redirects it to "the" printer and Linux looks after the rest.
Correct.  Wine will direct all output to CUPS.  However, you must go into CUPS and configure the printer and I recommend that it be the primary or default printer.  Your DOS program may not be able to switch printers.  Windows programs, depending on when they were made, should.

James McKenzie

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