It works!

Epson EPL5800PS

My new printer works beautifully! After I had recompiled my kernel with support for the parallel-port, it just worked. I started by writing echo 'Hello World! > /dev/lp0 — and it worked!

That’s very good I thought, lets see how it handles PostScript… So I tossed one of my physics reports at it. No problem — out came beautiful LaTeX with equations, graphs etc.

So it certainly works. Now I have to setup Cups, so that I have a spooler. I should also be able to share the printer, so that the rest of the family can benefit from the printer :-)

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