[TAG] a note to Tom...
Jay R. Ashworth
jra at baylink.com
Wed May 12 18:48:21 MSD 2004
On Wed, May 12, 2004 at 09:41:24AM -0400, Tom Brown wrote:
> Thanks for the suggestion, but I've already been there. I suspect the
> problem is the version of Postscript supported on the printer, which is
> version 1. Apparently, all the Linux printer software assume either 2 or
> 3. The printer itself is so old, it doesn't appear on many printer lists
> (it's an NEC Silentwriter 2, model 90 -- note: not a model 290). Never
> had any trouble in Windows, but then that specific model is listed, and
> Windows somehow just works.
Ah yes, the Silentwriter. A *wonderful* printer in its day (1992).
Yes, it's PS-1 only.
> I tried using the postscript definition file from Windows, but it didn't
> work any better in Linux than the others I tried.
> I've also googled for anything relating to printers that "PROCESS" the
> job, but then go to "READY" instead of printing it. I found one person
> with the same problem (circa 2000, I think), but he never got an answer.
Try telling your printer setup utilities that it's a LaserWriter II.
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