[plug] Printer Driver

John Summerfield summer at os2.ami.com.au
Wed Jul 15 23:12:30 WST 1998

On Wed, 15 Jul 1998, Mike Holland wrote:

I have a canon bjc4200.

The GS driver for the bjc600 does not work in any version of ghostscript. 
I've tried from the RH distributions (4.2, 5.0), 5.10 from Aladdin's
website (compiled by me) and the rpms from sunsite (5.10).

I've set the printer to epson LQ emulation and that works (colour too but
I mostly print mono) but with some loss of resolution.

Possibly the inprinter driver will do the job (it's supposed to) but I've
not yet discovered how to configure it.

> On Wed, 15 Jul 1998, Les Sharpe wrote:
> > Does anyone have or know where I might get a printer driver for a Canon BJC-210SP which might enable me to get colour output when using Linux please?
> Les,
> Linux doesnt have printer drivers in that sense.
> Take a look at the the printing howto - you need to know
> how ghostscript fits in.
>   Then see if your printer will emulate any of those supported by
> ghostscript (e.g. bjc600). If not look for a patch, or write one.
> It might actually be easy to modify an existing driver, if you
> have the printer spec's.
> This becomes a ghostscript question, not at all linux-specific,
> ...um, but i cant see a ghostscript newsgroup on my server.
> Try the docs for sources of drivers.
> Mike Holland <mike at golden.wattle.id.au>            Perth, Australia.

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