[Wolves] Re: Sharing a printer without a computer
ron at wellsted.org.uk
Wed Apr 5 23:12:29 BST 2006
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Stuart Langridge wrote:
>>Does the printer not emulate *any* other printer? Most oddball
>>printers I've met in the past will at least pretend to be a PCL-5, IBM
>>Proprinter or ESC/2 printer?
> Cor, dunno. How would I find that out? It's a Sharp AL-1452, for reference.
Bad news, I'm afraid. I have downloaded and examined the windows
drivers. This device is a windows GDI printer, ie it uses the (windows)
PC to produce the page image, based on the image of the page that
windows has in memory. The printer equivalent of a winmodem.
The upshot is, you will always need a window(s) box connected to the
printer in order to print to it.
However, the XP drivers provide a PCL emulation which you may be able to
use with CUPS.
ron at wellsted.org.uk http://www.wellsted.org.uk
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