Printer compatibilty:Am I wasting my time?

Printer compatibilty:Am I wasting my time?

Post by Brenton Pettit » Sun, 04 Apr 1999 04:00:00

I would like to set up Solaris 7 on my standalone intel box. After going
through the Solaris compatibility data it would appear that the only
compatible printing devices are high end expensive Lexmark
printers-mainly lasers. I notice also that Lexmark provides a workaround
with a "Virtual Jetprinter" but that option is only available for "Sun
Solaris" workstations users.

I am currently using a Canon BJC600 bubblejet with multiple linux OS's
on this box.

Is there is absolutely no other brand of moderately priced  printer that
will work with Intel/Solaris7?. If this is so I will have to abandon the

Helpful advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you

Brenton Pettitt


Printer compatibilty:Am I wasting my time?

Post by peter holme » Sun, 04 Apr 1999 04:00:00

Go get ghostscript at


Printer compatibilty:Am I wasting my time?

Post by Aleksandar Milivojevi » Sun, 04 Apr 1999 04:00:00

You can use any printer that you can connect to parallel or serial
port.  If it is not PostScript printer, it might be good idea to
install ghostscript and use it as filter when printing PS files (most
programs on UNIX knows how to produce PS output).


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