[beginner] which driver for DOT-matrix printer?

Franz Pfoertsch franz.pfoertsch at brose.net
Mon Jun 25 00:19:24 PDT 2007

pasteque wrote:

> Hi,
> How do I setup (which driver to install?), to print with CUPS to a
> DOT-matrix printer?
> (I don't want CUPS to convert text file to graphics data sent to the
> printer, but a real DOTMatrix Printing : no graphics, directly send ascii
> text to the printer).
> (the printer is on a network, reason of I need cups).
> Thanks for your help !
> Patrick.
Hello Patrick,

a) create a standard (graphic) queue .
b) create youre printjob for the dot-matrix printer as local
c) send this preformated file to the printqueue with the option raw
   lp -d <printqueue> -o raw <file>

I hope this helps ...


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