Use PC printers from IRIX?

Meinrado F Samala samala at
Wed Sep 27 23:38:15 GMT 2000


  Thanks very much.  I have seen some of the LPRng documentation. Next
step would be to try understand it and attempt to apply it to IRIX 6.5.
(I'm sure I'll need quite a bit of help there :)   I'll give it a shot.
I'll email again if need critical help.

  Thanks again!


On Wed, 27 Sep 2000, Mike Brodbelt wrote:
> 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
> interpreter.
> > Oh well, I'll see and consider the options...
> Good luck - if I can be of any more help, let me know.
> Mike.

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