> >I've got the new aladdin ghostscript 5.50 (1998-9-16)
> >and some say that the bjc-150 and 250 printers can be used with it.
> >(i've got a bjc-150, and a friend of mine a bjc-250)
> >All i get is blank pages ...
> >Lpd seems to be ok. I use the new printtool from redhat 5.2 on my redhat
> >5.1 linux
> >(the old one did not work either)
> FWIW I played with printtool for an hour or so and couldn't make it do
> anything useful. RH tech suppt (for which I have registered) made no
> response, but it was over the holiday. I replaced RH 5.1's old
> Ghostscript with the .rpm on CTAN, quite painless and it enabled color
> on the BJC-620.
> To find out what printers your Ghostscript can drive, run gs in a
> shell window and type
> devicenames ==
> at the GS> prompt. I think I have a bjc600 or something.
> The command to read postscript and write the printer was
> echo quit | gs -sDEVICE=bjc600 -sOutputFile=/dev/lp1 -dNOPAUSE printthis.ps > /tmp/gslog 2>&1
> If we ever hear from Red Hat we'll do it right, meanwhile printtool
> is a waste of time.
> Next, we wanted point and click printing to work in Netscape, Star Office,
> and Wordperfect. Wordperfect seems to have "lpr -Plp" hardcoded
> as its print spooler. So I moved /usr/bin/lpr out of the way and put
> a script in its place with the above command. If the first arg is -Plp
> it shifts it away, which makes Wordperfect happy.
For netscape I put this in the window that appears
when you press on print. It will remember afterwards.
Remember that if the printer was off when you boot up
the pc it will complain that the printer doesn't exist.
Then you have to run lpc, do a man lpc, I don't remember
the details. You basically have to start the printer.
gs -dQUIET -sOutputFile=\|lpr -
in profile I put this
if you don't do that put the GS_xxx def on the same line
This works well for text. As for color it works like shit
for pictures. For simple few color printout it's ok. It seems
to soak the page with ink with stupid results.
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