Printer question: Generic postscript from windows

Joel Hammer jhammer2 at
Mon Nov 12 19:40:03 GMT 2001

I found the answer from another list.
The HP Laser III Postscript printer driver does fine. Just have to adjust memory to
zero for my inkjet printer in the properties dialogue box. I was going to print 
to a file and then lpr but, heck, I just added a network printer via samba (my lexmark z32)
and used the HP driver and it works just fine.
This must have something to do with why I like linux more than windows.
On Mon, Nov 12, 2001 at 08:56:01PM -0500, Joel Hammer wrote:
> I have a lexmark Z53 attached to a linux samba server. My native windows
> clients and my linux clients (thanks to linux support from lexmark) can
> print to it with no problem.
> However, when I use windows over win4lin, the drivers don't install. They
> always fail with a spool32 error.
> This happens with the lexmark z32 also.
> I have no trouble installing other printers from the large list that comes
> with windows98. These can be be used to print to a file without trouble.
> Want I would like to do is get generic postscript output from some printer
> driver, and send that to a file. Then, using lpr, I could just print it as a
> usual linux postscript file (I assume I'll be able to remove all those OD's
> without trouble with sed.) I know enuf about bash and LPRng to set this up.
> SO, the question, which printer driver that comes with windows98 would give
> generic postscript output or what needs to be stripped from a specific
> printer postscript file to make it generic?
> Thanks,
> Joel
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