[cups.general] dosemu, lpr and esc/p 2
solarflow99 at gmail.com
Tue May 27 10:39:26 PDT 2008
On 5/27/08, solarflow99 <solarflow99 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 5/27/08, Lucio Crusca <lucio at sulweb.org> wrote:
>> Hello *,
>> I'm using an old DOS application into dosemu. This app sends ESC/P 2 codes
>> to LPT1: and dosemu takes the stream and feeds it to the lpr command
>> (Debian Etch/i386, package cupsys-bsd).
>> The host where dosemu runs has a printer configured in CUPS and this
>> is shared by a CUPS server in the LAN. It's a HP5440 inkjet printer. I'm
>> not expecting that printer to understand ESC/P 2 codes, but, before going
>> to buy an Epson printer, I wonder if the whole thing has a chance to
>> work... is it possible to pass ESC/P 2 codes untouched from the DOS app to
>> the printer with this network setup? How?
>> Or, alternatively, is there a ESC/P 2 -> HPwhatever filter?
> I think cups would have to handle something that wouldn't it?
> opps, silly me, I thought this mesage went to the dosemu mailing list
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