Use PC printers from IRIX?
m.brodbelt at acu.ac.uk
Wed Sep 27 16:36:55 GMT 2000
Meinrado F Samala wrote:
> Hi Mike,
> Thanks for the quick reply. Using LPRng seems to be a very attractive
> idea. I will look into it. I agree that redirecting a print job to a PC
> non-postscript printer doesn't solve the problem of the printer not
> understanding PS. If I understood it correctly, LPRng has an added filter
> to convert PS->PCL.
LPRng comes with the ifhp filter. This will invoke GNU Ghostscript to
actually do the PS -> PCL conversion. I'm already using this
functionality successfully on a couple of non PS capable HP4's.
> An alternative: according to IRIX help I need the Adobe postscript
> interpreter (license to use is not free:( to use a non-PS printer.
> What do you think?
You don't need it - Ghostscript is a very full featured free PostScript
> Oh well, I'll see and consider the options...
Good luck - if I can be of any more help, let me know.
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