printing to windows

Steve Salazar esalazar at
Sat Apr 22 03:46:59 GMT 2000

It was listed on some GS page as a 'very' ps compatible printer, I guess
they were wrong.  Anyway I got it worked out by using a port redirection
program called RedMon.  It takes all jobs from the network and decides
whether to invoke gs or not as an extra filter.  Works real nice.


 On Fri,
21 Apr 2000, Peter Samuelson wrote:

> [Steve Salazar]
> > When I tried printing to the windows printer using both the local dos
> > command line and smbclient directly I still got postscript code.
> > However, I was able to print the postscript correctly on the windows
> > computer using GSview, not really what I want.
> Then it's not a Samba problem and it's outside the scope of this list. (:
> Are you sure your printer has a PostScript interpreter?  What did you
> mean by "listed as a good postscript printer"?  Because it sounds to me
> like it's not.
> If it *is* an actual PostScript printer, you need to read the technical
> documentation Canon sent you (yeah, I know, manufacturers think we're
> all stupid these days, but one can at least hope you got *something*)
> to see how to enable PostScript mode.  Then hack your Unix printer
> config to prepend that string to every PostScript job sent.
> If the Canon is not, in fact, a real PostScript printer, you will need
> to find a PostScript interpreter somewhere else, either hooked into
> your Windoze print spooler or hooked into your Unix print spooler.
> (And good luck hooking something into your Windoze spooler.)  This
> interpreter has to be willing to generate whatever language the Canon
> actually uses.
> You may wish to investigate combining `gs' and `magicfilter' at the
> Unix end.  Those two together can do a lot.
> Peter

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