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Re: [tlug] Laser Printer

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On Tue, Nov 30, 2004 at 09:24:17AM +0900, Patrick wrote:
> I need to buy a laser printer that will work with linux.
> I have done very little research on this because after I recently bought
> an ink jet printer I found that very few of the printers listed on
> are even sold in japan. I rang canon who very politely
> told me they do not support linux but gave a url for their bjcups rpms.
> I spent hours googling and basically just going round in circles.
> I would have just bought a hp printer but I wanted to be able to print
> on to cds as well. ... anyway it was a nightmare.

I don't know how specific your needs are here, but I find that using
cups, just about all the HP laser printers work with Linux. However, to
get Japanese, I usually have to paste the text into OpenOffice.  I'm
sure there are better ways to do it, but my need (I live in the US) for
Japanese printing is rather rare and printing isn't one of my favorite
things, so this workaround is adequate for my needs.

As for cups, to get it printing with the HP lasers I simply do (these
are networked printers, running either on builtin NICs or JetDirects

lpadmin -P MyPrinter -E -v socket:// -m laserjet.ppd

(You would just change the -v if it's directly connected--argh, I forget
the syntax, hold on a second--ah, here it is)

- -v parallel:/dev/lpt0 (in FreeBSD--in the Cups manual they use /dev/lp1

Again I don't do any fancy printing, just documents and the like, so I'm
not sure if the above is of any use to you or not.

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