Mandrake 7.2 / CUPS / LPD and dot matrix printers

Mandrake 7.2 / CUPS / LPD and dot matrix printers

Post by Paul » Tue, 09 Jan 2001 23:55:44



Hi !

On my network i've the printers :
HP LJ5 Postcript
Star ZA-250 (Dot Matrix)
Oki Microline 590 Elite (Dot Matrix)

Using CUPS on HP LJ5 is perfect ... no prob

On Star (using CUPS IBM proprinterII driver), the test page, is good enough
for a dot matrix, but when trying to print a text file from command line
(lpr -P lp1 text-file), the firsth column desapears, i presume that is
because the defenitions on the margins ... it is ?

On Oki (using CUPS oki 182 driver), the test page, is not good and it isn't
really bad, but when trying to print a text file from command line (lpr -P
lp1 text-file), the firsth column desapears, i presume that is because the
defenitions on the margins ... it is also ?

How can i bypass the cups driver and print the old fashion way to the dot
matrix printers (w/o the postscript) and print directly to dot matrix
printers without desinstaling the cup's stuff ?

Thank you

Paulo