Frequently Asked Questions

General Information

Information Resources FAQ
How to help, Mailing Lists, Newsgroups, FAQ's, and HOWTO's
Printing FAQ
USB Connections, OpenOffice, Printing to and from Windows, SAMBA, Invoking Summary (lpr options), LAN, Hardware Notes.
Background FAQ
Postscript, PPD's, Ghostscript, Spooling, Postscript and Non-Postscript Printing
Foomatic FAQ
Foomatic, Compiling on RedHat 7.3.
Inkjet Architecture FAQ
Compiling IJS under Solaris, Differing page characteristics.

Print Spoolers

LogLevel, Using CUPS, CUPS and Windows, CUPS Errors.
CUPS' error_log FAQ
Locating error_log, Enabling "debug" LogLevel, Specific Error Messages.
lpdomatic print spooler, unable to evaluate datablob.

Operating Systems

Distribution FAQ
Problems related to specific distributions. Debian, Mandriva, RedHat, Slackware, SuSE, Ubuntu.
Print Quality, Software and Drivers, OSX {10.1, 10.2, 10.2.3, 10.2.4}, ALPS Printers, Apple LaserWriter, ImageWrite, StyleWriter, Canon Printers, Epson Printers, HP Printers, NewGen Printers, OkiData Printers, and Samsung Printers.

Printing FAQ's by Manufacturer

Alps FAQ
Alps MD-1000
Brother FAQ
Brother DCP-1000, HL series, and the MFC series Printers.
Canon FAQ
Canon BJC, LBP, i Series, iR Series, LBP Series, MultiPass, and S Series Printers.
Compaq FAQ
Compaq 1400p USB. Compaq's are usually remarked Lexmark printers, see the Lexmark FAQ.
Dymo-Costar FAQ
LabelWriter 315
Eltron FAQ
Eltron P310C
Encad FAQ
Encad Plotter Pro 600e, and the MDL 880 Plotter.
Epson FAQ
Epson ESC/POS Printers, Sylus Color Series, Stylus Photo Series, CX Series, AcuLasers, EPL Series, and LQ Dotmatrix Printers.
Hewlett Packard FAQ
HPIJS, Deskjets, Photosmart, Laserjets, Color Laserjets, DesignJets, PSC Series, OfficeJets, and Plotters.
4029 Laser Printer
Kyocera FAQ
FS-1010, Determining PostScript Capabilities, FRPO Commands, ....
Lexmark FAQ
Lexmark E Series, X Series, Z Series, Optra, and the 3200 Printers.
Lanier FAQ
Lanier 2138 Colour Laser Printer
Minolta FAQ
Info on some Magicolor and Page Pro printers
Okidata FAQ
Okipage OL1400w, Okipage 4w, and the Okipage 14ex Printers.
QMS 2200 DeskLaser
Ricoh FAQ
Postscript and PCL-XL drivers, UserCode/LockedPrint support.
Samsung FAQ
Linux Printing Package Driver Software, and ML Series Printers.
Sharp FAQ
Sharp MFP FAQ.
Toshiba FAQ
Toshiba E-Studios 16
Xerox FAQ
Workcentre M940/950, XD120f, and DocuPrint and WorkCentre Printers.