Linked by Michael Pfeiffer on Thu 23rd Dec 2010 00:05 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives Gutenprint is a suite of printer drivers that can be used with UNIX and Linux print spooling systems, such as CUPS (Common UNIX Printing System), lpr, LPRng, and others. Gutenprint currently supports over 700 printer models. Gutenprint was recently ported to Haiku, both increasing its printing capabilities, as well as extending its supported printer models. This article describes Gutenprint and the effort to port it to Haiku.
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PPD Files Question
by drcouzelis on Thu 23rd Dec 2010 01:19 UTC
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Ok, so, I'm having kind of a quiet night, so I download the latest Haiku nightly build and install it to my hard drive. After downloading WebPositive, I relax by checking one of my favorite websites, OSNews, and, suprise, the latest article is about printing it Haiku! So, I went ahead and tried setting up my printer.

Haiku has a gloriously simple user interface (of course) for installing printers. I select gutenprint -> Samsung -> and fail to find my printer listed. (Samsung ML-2510) I had the same problem in Linux, until I installed the drivers from the SpliX package. I just now downloaded the SpliX drivers and have the "ml2510.ppd" driver sitting on my Haiku desktop.

SO... My question is, can Haiku / gutenprint use a PPD printer driver file? If so, where shall I "install" (copy) it to?

If the PPD file won't work, don't worry about it. ;)

Thank you so much!

By the way, a fabulous amount of printers seem to be supported.

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