Which dot-matrix printer will work on my Ubuntu 9.10 machine - Old Hardware Warning

Ian Coetzee ubuntu at iancoetzee.za.net
Fri Apr 23 05:46:15 UTC 2010

On 2010/04/23 02:45 AM, Syafril Hermansyah wrote:
> On 04/15/2010 03:55 PM +07:00 Ian Coetzee wrote:
>> I have an option to aquire one of the folowing dot-matrix printer,
>> however I have been unable to find out whether any of them works on
>> ubuntu (my Epson LQ-400 did not work  :(  )
> Have you tried LQ-570 driver for LQ-400 yet?
No never thought of that, however unfotunately the printer is not 
responding to print jobs anymore :(. So sad me and the printer goes so 
far back, printed my first program on it :(.

> I am using LQ300++ (short carriage 24-pin dot matrix with dual port,
> parallel and USB) in office, as default printer of our SQL-Ledger and
> using continous form paper.
> Since Ubuntu doesn't have LQ300++ built in, I used LQ300Plus ppd files
> originally for Fedora, download from here
> http://www.cups.org/ppd/epson/en/eplq300.ppd.gz
> as mentioned in ubuntu forums
> http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=888554
> It does work fine up to Ubuntu 9.0.4 but since upgrade to 9.10 I got
> Form Feed problems, when printing more than one page always skip 1 blank
> page.
> At the end I try to use LQ570+ and it work fine as far as the print
> resolution no more than 360x180dpi which is enough for our purpose.

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