Re: [Printing-user-general] want to print a PCL file without the use of CUPS
rush ta <anjutagtk <at> gmail.com>
2006-09-11 03:38:26 GMT
sorry for the late reply...
But i wasn't out of town..
I went through the doc...
And though i must say i was not able to understand everything ....
This looks promising...
Let me further clarify my problem...
I want to use this system on a handheld device that runs a customized linux kernel ....
Right now the only command available on its command line is lpr...
I have to print a PostScript file on the device... The HDD of the device is 32 Mb out of which the OS + application + database takes up 24-25 Mb leaving only 7-8 Mbs for the printing system... The printers r low end inkjet printers. Drivers of only the required can b installed.
Pls consider my silly questions whereever they seem because i m very naive to printing let alone printing on Linux.
1. Is it possible to fit the above said system within 7-8 Mbs for printing PS files..
2. Is Ghostscript required at all (if conversion to PCL is required)
3. Any other alternatives if U want to suggest.
Also can u point me to some document which will take me through the printing process under linux.... consider that i know nothing about printing...
Thankx a lot for ur reply..
Till Kamppeter <till.kamppeter <at> gmail.com> wrote:
Use GhostScript to convert the file directly to your printer's language.
Or better follow these instructions to print without CUPS:
Works with all printers listed as supported on linuxprinting.org
rush ta wrote:
> hi guys i want to print a PCL file without the use of CUPS.
> can anyone help me with it....
> Also this is just a part of the problem.
> I actually want to print a PostScript file without using CUPS..
> SO i have converted it to PCL using GhostScript...
> Now i m stuck printing this PCL file...
> Any suggestions guys.
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