org (Charles Packer) writes:
]For years I've had a dot matrix printer (Okidata 92) on my home
]Linux setup. Nice thing about Linux when it comes to this printer, as
]far as I'm concerned is that I never had to worry about _configuring_
]But recently I was given a cast-off HP Deskjet 500C that still works
]with Windows. Under Linux, though, the same text file that printed
]okay on the Okidata didn't have any carriage returns. That is, the
]output looked like
] line 1
] line 2
]How much work is it going to be to make it print properly? I include
]in "work" wading through tons of irrelevant tutorial material -- always a
]danger in the Unix world. My Red Hat 6.0 book assumes the use of
]printtool to install any printer. I think this is a part of Gnome, which
]I don't use. I don't remember whether the Red Hat setup had me select what
]make of printer I wanted to use, and whether I could have only one printer.
]I would like to be able to use either the HP or the Okidata by unplugging
]one and plugging in the other to the same port.
Well, on the crucial issues you give us no information. If you are using
Redhat 6 then it probably uses printtools and lpr and printerfilter.
Go into /var/spool/lpd/lp and look at the various files there( eg
textonly.cfg). One will
probably have a question regarding carriage returns. say yes, instead of
no or nothing.