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Subject: [aclug-L] Re: Linux printing
From: phrostie <pfrostie@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2001 08:05:57 -0400
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it's been a while since i set up wordperfect but i seem to recall a 
"postscript passthru" option.  if in doubt try that.

On Friday 27 July 2001 00:34, you wrote:
> About twenty years ago, I was using a CP/M machine with 64K of memory.  I
> bought a cheap printer and got it to work.  I wrote the printer driver in
> forth.  I could print out a text page.
> If anyone has any idea that Linux may someday be on lots of desktops,
> someone is going to have to make it possible to print out a page of text. 
> In three hours tonight, I managed to print out a full-color RedHat test
> page, eleven lines each one starting where the previous line ended, and
> copied a data file into /usr/bin/lpr (making lpr not too useful from now
> on).
> The HOWTO is worthless (or worse), Wordperfect only has one menu after
> another asking for undecipherable things (where are the fonts) and what is
> the destination (a piece of paper, for goodness sakes), the man pages
> aren't any help, as usual.
> I's like to use Linux for something more than a test bed for configuring
> Linux.  May never happen.
> discouraged again,
> bruce
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