[CDBUG-talk] lpd+foomatic-filters+.ppd files
Dave Del Debbio
ddeldebb at gmail.com
Sat Jan 12 21:16:28 EST 2008
Another thing I did this week that might be of interest is that I
installed a networked printer using lpd. I knew lpd has the -J
parameter to pass options:
(towards bottom of page)...
In my case, I wanted duplex printing. I couldn't get it to work with
lpd -J. I went with CUPS, and since that was what HP required. I
re-visited the issue when CUPS didn't work with gvim (solution is to
pass lp instead of lpr as a printoptions parameter).
What made everything work is editing the printer's .ppd file. In my
case I changed "DefaultHPOption_Duplexer: False" to
"DefaultHPOption_Duplexer: True". I didn't know you could edit the
manufacturer's .ppd file (downloaded from openprinting.org) and
foomatic-rip would pass this option to a remote printer.
I think this is great. You get the low overhead of LPD and all the
functionality the printer offers with .ppd files.
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