Request to include in Main: splix

Jan Claeys lists at
Sat Jan 27 23:09:57 UTC 2007

Op woensdag 24-01-2007 om 15:46 uur [tijdzone +0000], schreef Till
> 1. On the monochrome printers like yours, the "gdi" driver which is 
> built into GhostScript works fine with simple documents: text, some 
> graphics, ... On more complicated documents it can run into problems 
> easily. SpliX prints all types of documents correctly and also
> supports more printer features. 

I have a Samsung ML-1610 and I can affirm that the 'gdi' driver does
often "crashes" the printer (although this is dependent on the program
used: OOo works fine mostly, while Firefox gives troubles almost all the

The closed source driver from Samsung doesn't have this problem, but the
included installation program is quite dangerous so I had to install it
by copying files around on several computers...

It seems like this 'splix' driver also doesn't have this problem (just
tested this on a Feisty install), so it's inclusion in 'main' would be
nice.  :-)

BTW: the way this driver is listed in in the (GNOME?) cups config isn't
very useful: "1.0"...

Jan Claeys

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